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10 April 2013 01:04 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Elections Commissioner is responsible to create an atmosphere conducive for free and fair elections and to win the faith of political parties amid massive international pressure on the country, UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said today.

“There is international pressure on the country today. Holding elections for the Northern, Central and North Western Provinces will mitigate that pressure to some extent,” he told a news conference. “The recommendations of the Commissioner should be strictly implemented before nominations are accepted and the government should avoid using public property and official vehicles for electioneering at the upcoming elections.”

Mr. Jayasuriya said an independent elections and police commission should be established prior to the Northern Provincial Council elections.

“We can’t approve of the government demanding more time to establish independent commissions,” Mr. Jayasuriya said.

He said PAFFREL and CaFFE and other international election monitors had said that there had been no free and fair elections since the abolishing of the 17th Amendment and introduction of the 18th Amendment.(DS)

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  • Yuri Wednesday, 10 April 2013 01:20 PM

    I think you were sitting with ruling party and what now? there is no election for next 25 years.

    ANTON Wednesday, 10 April 2013 01:22 PM

    LONG AGO I SAW THIS WORDING "FREE AND FAIR ELECTION" IN OUR MUSEUM.

    Mangala Wednesday, 10 April 2013 01:50 PM

    Karu please say something practical. How about some observers from TN?

    sss Wednesday, 10 April 2013 03:10 PM

    Just like during JR and Premadasa times

    lalith Wednesday, 10 April 2013 04:54 PM

    I think just like lampu kalagedi election?

    Labby Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:47 AM

    Pouring water on a duck's back..


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