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Misuse of state resources regrettable - EC

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The Elections Commissioner issuing a statement regarding the recently concluded Local Government elections stated that it was regrettable how some political parties and groups conducted themselves both before and during the polls and stated that the misuse of State Resources and State owned media was also regrettable.

However he added that concluded polls were conducted in a “fairly pleasant atmosphere when compared to polls in previous local authority elections”. (Gandhya Senanayake)   

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  • CEEDEEBEE Saturday, 19 March 2011 04:28 AM

    Only regrettable he says - but then what else can he say without loosing his job. One must bow to the powers that be if one wants to remain employed in Sri Lanka, a kind of moral blackmail.

    S.Sriranjan Saturday, 19 March 2011 04:46 AM

    Ballet is scared to the Bullet.Mr.Dayananda Dissanayake! Please resign and save the Public fund vaste as your Huge Salary and Bonus!!!

    Viraj Saturday, 19 March 2011 04:48 AM

    What spineless, stupid, selfish, pathetic creature we have for Election Commissioner. Take a lesson from India!

    Fairose Friday, 18 March 2011 02:30 PM

    By going through the election results, I am compel believe one of this "Rajapakse is a clever leader or he is a clever cheater". Because I know the majority of the people going through a tough time meeting the daily needs, despite this hardship, we see majority of the people have endorsed his policies. The question I cant answer is this majority by "Hook or by Crook".

    Bluff Bluff Friday, 18 March 2011 02:41 PM

    Name them if you can.

    citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 02:52 PM

    Yes, you are not the only one scratching your head wondering what the devil is going on!

    Minister Friday, 18 March 2011 02:44 PM

    Looking at the comments made by the readers of DM, would you consider retiring at least now?

    citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 02:56 PM

    We are a beautiful nation with some terrible luck.

    Neville Friday, 18 March 2011 04:00 PM

    EC Don't think we are fools.You know very well how rigging is done.But you never take actions.We do not want to read your nonsense.

    waseem ahamed Friday, 18 March 2011 07:44 AM

    what misuse...in some polling centres, using fake ballots cards and ids are not misuse? people are forced to vote for UPFA not misuse? what else more?

    wickrama Friday, 18 March 2011 07:45 AM

    Pls dont stay in ur seat....its time for ur pension

    Jalthara Election Friday, 18 March 2011 07:50 AM

    this is a complete jalthara "misuse" election in all common analysis point of view ...EC ....should know and take action on this.....its like a continuous fever in sri lanka...a country like nowhere......SO HEREAFTER DO NOT KEEP ANY ELECTION. BCOS PEOPLE DONT HAVE THEIR RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY....ENOUGH IS ENOUGH...BY THE PUBLIC

    SureshP Friday, 18 March 2011 07:53 AM

    The toothless tiger awakes.

    Kalu Friday, 18 March 2011 07:53 AM

    over and over again the same comment was made but nothing in his powers were used to stop it. Useless announcement and time waste to read it also

    w.g.l Friday, 18 March 2011 07:57 AM

    how can this Tamil area UPFA is heading they can be in2nd but very sad

    Kan Friday, 18 March 2011 08:01 AM

    Why regret now, why no action before 17th March 2011? Results are announced, winners are known, regretting now is like medicine after death. Are you fooling public with your regrets?

    Ravana Friday, 18 March 2011 08:02 AM

    You will go down in the history of this country as the single person who destroyed democracy !

    Don't worry even if the history books don't carry it we will teach our children your name.

    Cynic Friday, 18 March 2011 07:54 AM

    Please go home and take Ranil with you.

    Hemantha Friday, 18 March 2011 08:12 AM

    So, how can you call this election as free and fair election?

    D.D.Bandara Friday, 18 March 2011 08:13 AM

    What happened to postal votes ?

    Iknow Friday, 18 March 2011 08:17 AM

    The postal votes were not separately released, as the ppl who voted could be identified it was released with all the other vote counts

    spark Friday, 18 March 2011 08:30 AM

    Dont worry, Mahinda will still give you a good posting abroad after retirement for all the other work you done to him.

    banda Friday, 18 March 2011 08:32 AM

    SO now MR happy? All elections are over? Any more remaining? People are so happy thinking of the outcome.... what to do its their fate to suffer years to come

    Roshan Friday, 18 March 2011 08:32 AM

    I cant believe this result becoz if chat any place (Lower to upper level) not much support to UPFA.... then how this big? god will know?

    Hash Friday, 18 March 2011 08:32 AM

    Its like a bila record now... He tell before he start and they dont even care about it...

    Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 18 March 2011 08:43 AM

    ha ha,.. Wickrama, this is election commissioner....!

    George Friday, 18 March 2011 08:42 AM

    Didn't u read out your customary retirement speech this time??

    Gongalegodabanda Friday, 18 March 2011 08:34 AM

    Were you able to protect 1 Ballot box this time at least????

    citizen1 Friday, 18 March 2011 08:58 PM

    You are priceless (not in a good way).

    AMILA.G Friday, 18 March 2011 09:24 PM

    WHAT A HONEST AND STRAIGHT ELECTIONS COMMISSIONER.

    franny Friday, 18 March 2011 09:34 AM

    if the state resources have been misused what action have you take to see a free and fair elections

    Wara Friday, 18 March 2011 09:49 AM

    please go home atleast now.....

    Selvin Saturday, 19 March 2011 12:22 AM

    you failed in your duty.

    Wara Friday, 18 March 2011 09:51 AM

    Only Ranil can fix all these....

    Andare... Friday, 18 March 2011 09:51 AM

    What for the talking??????????

    das Friday, 18 March 2011 09:55 AM

    Good one!

    Maheshi Friday, 18 March 2011 10:10 AM

    .......also punishable?

    Ranjith Saturday, 19 March 2011 01:25 AM

    Don't make any more funny statements, go home and get lost

    Magamaya Friday, 18 March 2011 10:23 AM

    Aren't you aware who should bear the ultimate responsibility for misuse of State Resources and State owned media?

    Abdul Aziz Friday, 18 March 2011 10:37 AM

    for fake ballots card & ids, forcing public to vote 4 UPFA....are not punishable?

    fate Friday, 18 March 2011 10:43 AM

    peoples fate never ever to be changed in this country. so sri lanka democracy has become DEMO-CRAZY OF THIS REPUBLIC

    Sohan Bones Friday, 18 March 2011 10:58 AM

    Good one!
    But, are you sure he HASN'T "retired" already...!

    spark Friday, 18 March 2011 11:13 AM

    What do you mean fate, this is called asking and getting.

    P.Wijesekera Saturday, 19 March 2011 03:41 AM

    Old Dayananda should admit that state resources were misused because he did not have the spine to prevent it.What we have to regret is his continuation in office.

    ila Saturday, 19 March 2011 03:52 AM

    Egyptian president won many election by using the same tactics.


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