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By Amreen Ameen


The police have received information that around 300,000 fake ballot papers are circulating around the country and sought public support to crack down on its distribution.


Senior DIG of the police elections unit Gamini Navaratna, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the revelation came following the detection of 21700 fake ballot papers this week.


He said that the police are now trying to identify where the nearly 300,000 fake ballot papers are being distributed.


The police had this week detected two ballot boxes in Pettah filled with 21700 fake ballot papers which were being prepared to be transported to Puttalam.
 

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  • Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:30 AM

    These boxes belongs to whome? ruling party or opposition?

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:35 AM

    this news item doesnt mentioned that these ballot boxes were printed in connection with a opposition candidate as DIG mentioned.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:38 AM

    SF said he gonna punish real heros like mej. gen shavindra silve and the rest...oh dear....general seems to have lost the plot.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:41 AM

    What a shame ? Winning at any cost ? One country ...one nation...but many fake ballot papers !

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:48 AM

    Dont go any where...Just check MR & Co offices... U will find all the info..... This is the most corrupt people I have ever read or known....

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:52 AM

    Trying to rob and win at any cost

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 04:53 AM

    Why search the country when its just under their noses.
    Just ask Wimala!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:03 AM

    So, we can all imagine what is going to happen on elections day and it looks like the winne is already chosen!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:03 AM

    where is the LAW & ORDER ?????

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:26 AM

    To win by hook or crook. We know who is behind this thing. Mr. DIG, why not consult the independent t.v. stations n they will give you the required info

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:37 AM

    why you haven't mention that those fake ballot papers caught in Pettah were marked for Sarath Fonseka?

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:53 AM

    This is how UPFA is planning to rig the election. They will try every dirty trick under the sun to alter the final result. Dear Sri Lankans, please do what ever you can do to expose, stop and discover these frauds on the 26th at voting, in transportation of boxes and during counting. It is our duty for the nation.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 06:10 AM

    Can anyone expect anything else from the chinthanaya ? Will anyone forget how corrupt this election process was. The public too are responsible for this, as corrupt uneducated politicians are continuously re-elected ( from both sides ). One has to only compare the caliber and education of our politicos with those of say Singapore or Malaysia. In the very near future, in order to get a job or come up in life one would need to be a lackey of government. In short ...we have become a banana republic.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 06:37 AM

    Aha so looks like mass scale rigging and fraud is on the cards.
    Come on play fair and by the rules at least now.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:09 AM

    I wonder why MR getting his 70% votes! Can he deserve to be a president?

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:16 AM

    if cops found only 217000 prepared for puttam district, then there must be plenty for other areas. guess we may have double the population voting this time?

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:19 AM

    mass scale rigging....for the first time in the world we will see a 110% turnout...

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:25 AM

    What ever happened, SF will win

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:45 AM

    This country is full of talk NO ACTION. Thar`s the law of the land ,allow all the wrong goings and do nothing.
    M R Will try evey thing on earth to win.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:48 AM

    Very funny.The police knows the count ,but does not know where the fake ballot papers are.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 07:56 AM

    THIS IS A CONSPIRACY BY THE WEST.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:03 AM

    For all the malpractices ,The president is responsible.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:24 AM

    SL Govt. adopts all sorts of third gread tactics to win an elections. Still most of the Sri Lankan citizens claim that Sri Lanka is a democrasy. Supid !!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:26 AM

    BY HOOK OR CROOK WIN THE ELECTION BY THE VESTED INTERESTS, WE ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
    BE VIGILENT AGAINST THESE CROOKS!!!!!!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:32 AM

    I genuinely hope that the supporters of SF wont be mislead. If any of you are supporting MR after this..Shame on you guys.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:37 AM

    The main promise of Mahinda Chinthanaya Fulfilled with 300.000 Ballots and stray bullets. Suba Ana Genillak !!!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:46 AM

    When there are FAKE candidates contesting for the President making FAKE promises, they deserve FAKE ballots!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:58 AM

    THIS SARATH FONSEKA,S SECOND MISSION IN ACTION.
    IF SF WINS THIS WHAT ARE THE REPACATION YOU HAVE TO FACE FROM MILTORY DICTATOR.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:06 AM

    This is 'information recieved'. What about the rest?

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:10 AM

    Who ever who is doing this this is absolutely wrong....... Absolutely wrong...........
    The whole government should resign including the president if this is an act of pro government movement. This is a shame to happen in a so called democratic country when both presidential candidates are asking for peoples vote to stop corruption.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:18 AM

    Only 300.000...That's not enough for victory...!?! WILLI

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:46 AM

    Is it impossible to detect the counterfeit to the election officials even? If i is so, It is high time to introduce the electronic voting machines, everything will be in a buttons command; if there is suspicion of stuffed ballots it can be checked unchecked any number of times otherwise it will be a mole in a hill, frustrating, time consuming and embarassing to the returning officers!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 09:47 AM

    Will they find the papers!!! mmmm nope

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:18 AM

    ohh anohter one, we all know who would have done this, MR is losing it all, he knows the sand in spilling through his fingers...!

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:20 AM

    MR playing havoc.. trying to pass the blame to SF they being doing this past few days this is another tactics. A big favor from all DM readers please pray before u vote for a great Leader to this country. Everything is in God hands... He can do mightiness.... small msg from the commenter.
    Thanksz........

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:36 AM

    Everything is Fake in Sri Lankan Politics !.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:40 AM

    THIS IS THE WORK OF PATHETIC JVP WHO DESPERATELY WANTS SF TO WIN BY HOOK OR BY CROOK.

    Saturday, 23 January 2010 11:29 AM

    SF loosers are preparing to find an exuces before loosing the in election..


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