Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today instructed media institutions not to keep repeating President Maithripala Sirisena’s letter sent to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as it could affect his candidature.
He also instructed media institutions, that in the event Mr. Rajapaksa sends a response to the President’s letter by today, the response too should be given the same level of publicity as that given to the President’s letter.
He gave these instructions in the wake of two complaints received from the United Peoples Freedom Lawyers’ Union and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Lawyers’ Union. UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha has also spoken to the EC on this matter.
Anton, he could do his job honestly because of a independent election system which has been restored by the president and current government. But thugs like you voted for MR and you have to be ashamed to speak about it now....