By Gandhya Senanayake
Elections Chief Dayananda Dissanayaka will hold a meeting with political party secretaries on Friday to discuss election related issues and the possibility of having foreign counting agents at the centers, an official at the Elections Department told Daily Mirror online.
Additional Commissioner of Elections, P.M. Siriwardena said that Mr. Dissanayaka will discuss various issues including election violence raised by the political parties and if the UNP discusses the subject of foreign counters, then that too will be discussed with other political parties. “If the matter is raised we will the discuss it,” Mr. Siriwardena said.
The UNP said on Tuesday that they would request the Elections Commissioner to deploy foreign election monitors to the counting centres at the upcoming general election.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told journalists that his party was concerned about possible election malpractices at the upcoming polls, and therefore the presence of foreign monitors would be important.