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Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today said the estimated funds for the Provincial Council elections to be held in September, would increase because of the increase in electricity tariff.

“We had estimated the election to cost Rs.1, 350 million but with the increased electricity tariff we will need about Rs. 1,500 million,” he said.

He said Rs. 850 million was allocated for the Northern Provincial Council elections earlier and said the amount had to be increased after the North-Western and Central Provincial Councils were also dissolved one year prematurely. (YP & LSP)

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  • Punny Pellow Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:46 AM

    Public money, what is the return on investment?.

    Premalal Saturday, 13 July 2013 02:04 AM

    They will Spend, S[pend Spend- We shall Pay Pay Pay

    Anjana Gunatillake Friday, 12 July 2013 10:15 AM

    1500 million..ah...we can get another loan to do the elections from China..for a higher interest with some commissions i guess...lol...the way to go..until all the "modayas" wake up...

    Shan Saturday, 13 July 2013 02:15 AM

    Only place to end up is 6 feet down in this reckless spending. Repeal the whole system of PCs.

    Duran appuhamy Friday, 12 July 2013 10:19 AM

    JUST POURING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN, HARD
    EARNED BY DIRECT AND INDIRECT TAX PAYERS.
    ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC.

    R Friday, 12 July 2013 10:29 AM

    1.5 Billion spent to choose Thugs and Morons. WOW

    b Friday, 12 July 2013 10:47 AM

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    Belisol Friday, 12 July 2013 10:59 AM

    So many elections without Democracy!

    Mervyn Friday, 12 July 2013 11:02 AM

    Why not introduce electronic polling system and het rid off unnecessary cost. Outdated govt systems ruining the country and filling politicians bank account.

    Yehiya Monday, 15 July 2013 10:38 AM

    This election department is totally mess. Even not listed voter re appeal never consider. Last year my name is deleated in the list , I made the request through correct channel in the grace time period, even not listed never reply to register letter.

    Major Friday, 12 July 2013 05:06 PM

    I beg of you voters, pls vote for the most educated candidate.Forget the political parties.

    Ruwan Fernando Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:20 AM

    Possibly trying to hide the actual losses made by CEB et al through a legitimate means... or give reasons for scrapping 13 amendment??

    Bushel Perera Friday, 12 July 2013 05:43 PM

    TOMORROW WATER CUT IN NUGEGODA AND KOTTE

    areef Friday, 12 July 2013 11:58 AM

    Dissolve rest of the PCs too,Then Parliament.

    GC Friday, 12 July 2013 11:57 AM

    The E.C. should refuse to hold elections when PCs are prematurely dissolved for political reasons before their terms expire. How much have the country lost due to this from:
    a) Direct election costs
    b) Loss of working time
    c) Deaths and injuries from clashes between parties?
    The real jungle mentality (not enven fourth world) of our 'leaders'.

    GC Friday, 12 July 2013 12:01 PM

    Part may be going to pa any unpaid bills from night races etc

    VoiceOfLanka Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:36 AM

    Sri Lanka's external debt Rs. 2,741,960 Million. This is what we owe to foreign countries. The trade deficit is 825.40 USD Million in April of 2013. Before long, we have to sell SL piece by piece.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:27 AM

    What a heavy price to pay jus for the purpose of electing some thugs, hooligans, rapists and murderers to run a white elephant called Provincial Councils. We have given a new meaning for Democracy : By the idiots, of the crooks and for the undesirables.

    Amila. G Friday, 12 July 2013 09:45 AM

    Where are we going to end up, Or already in it.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 12 July 2013 09:48 AM

    Still cheaper than (a) losses of Mihin (b) hedging settlement (c) white elephant Hambantota Harbor (d) white elephant Hambantota airport (e) white elephant Puttlam Coal Power Station

    Sanjay Friday, 12 July 2013 09:52 AM

    150 million for electricity??? Is he trying to power the entire province??? Many large factories use approx 15 million a month, working 24/7 using industrial equipment, what is he trying to do?

    mohamed asfar Friday, 12 July 2013 09:59 AM

    1500 million. who cares ?


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