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Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today said he had informed the responsible authorities that he did not agree with programmes such as ‘Janapathi Janahamuwa’ TV programme being telecast during the Western and Southern PC polls and that they had accepted it.
 
Responding to a journalist at today’s news briefing regarding opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s letter on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ‘Janapathi Janahamuwa’ TV programme during the Western and Southern PC polls, Mr. Deshapriya said the UNP, JVP and the Democratic Party had marked their protests to him on the issue.

Mr. Deshapriya said election propaganda restrictions cannot be put only on state owned TV stations. It was obvious that private TV stations had also sided with one or more political parties,

On the issue of making it mandatory to have a minimum educational qualification to be eligible to contest for a political office, Mr. Deshapriya said the character, integrity and self-respect of a candidate was more important than educational qualifications to become a successful politician, and added that Sri Lanka had produced excellent politicians from among those who had lesser education.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Public Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:41 AM

    The damage was immense, now the past was a history.

    Azee Thursday, 20 March 2014 03:15 PM

    The EC is closing the stable after rhe horse has bolted.! via DM Android App

    Thakkadiya Thursday, 20 March 2014 05:44 PM

    Too late EC. Too little can be done to rectify any damage. So let the show go on. via DM iPad app

    Game Kolla Friday, 21 March 2014 12:44 AM

    This could be another drama act....to show that EC is not biased......?

    Hoodwinked Friday, 21 March 2014 01:35 AM

    The biggest NATO (No Action Talk Only ) joke.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 21 March 2014 03:07 AM

    Waste of time and energy, all those are Political Gundoos.... by the power hunger nutties.

    Perumal Friday, 21 March 2014 03:53 AM

    [quote name="Azee"]The EC is closing the stable after rhe horse has bolted.! via DM Android App[/quote]
    You are giving this Deshapriya also a choice either go on as usual or upset the apple cart and then run for political asylum in another country!

    ranjan Friday, 21 March 2014 06:13 AM

    Why didn't you take action then? It is your responsibility.

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 21 March 2014 06:37 AM

    seen behind.......may have an advanced method to use state engine

    siripaala Friday, 21 March 2014 01:55 PM

    gobbama gobbai! via DM Android App

    Alistiar Perera Friday, 21 March 2014 09:14 AM

    NATO

    nish Friday, 21 March 2014 07:18 PM

    if u want a funny movie...this is alike... via DM Android App


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