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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today said that he was only a public servant and that it was not his duty to protect or topple governments.

 

“Though I was appointed by the President, I’m a public servant and not a servant of the government. I’m not here to protect or to topple any government,” he told a news conference. 

 

“I will also not fear the government when carrying out my duties,” he said.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Chandika Amarathunga Thursday, 27 November 2014 07:56 AM

    Then how about the House Mahinda built for you this year?

    Monthe Christo Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:57 AM

    Now there is a different tune from you than earlier ...! "

    Jamis Banda Tuesday, 25 November 2014 03:46 PM

    I only take orders from Hon. Sumanadasa.

    lawije Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:11 PM

    Haa.. Haa.. Haa. What a beautiful piece of humor. A good pal for Mervyn....

    petty Tuesday, 25 November 2014 03:50 PM

    Planning to crossover?

    mohan Tuesday, 25 November 2014 03:58 PM

    you do your duty public will take care the rest

    Man Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:01 PM

    But the issue is stresses on election days and the following day and consequently getting foreign trips and lands at the cost of government with public funds.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:58 AM

    "I take impartial decisions; I cannot be influenced by anybody and I do not fear anybody!". I have the permission of my Boss to say so!!

    JOTHIPALA Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:14 PM

    JOKE OF THE DAY

    Jane Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:18 PM

    O gentleman, very nice to hear these words from a public servant, and hope you will live upto your words !

    Rajarathnam Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:27 PM

    Sir please watchstate TVs and state owned papers, and then if you take some action then we believe you

    kamala Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:29 PM

    Please Officer, do your duties according to your conscience. Country

    MeToo Tuesday, 25 November 2014 04:33 PM

    Well, if I was a public figure who feared the government, then I too would have stated the same

    jaya Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:59 PM

    But the date of elections and nomination were set by your boss. This is your public service. We think it is not public servant, publicly servant

    ARP Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:57 AM

    It looks like he knows that coming colour not good. So to be on the safe side he blabbering this.

    Kiri Gamarala Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:59 AM

    You are there to sleep while governments topple.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:20 AM

    His duty is to take care of the present MR government. That much we know. But be careful.


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