The main opposition UNP today called for laws pertaining to postal votes suggesting that all public servants be allowed to cast their postal votes at the district secretariat office.
UNP MP and Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya President John Amaratunga told journalists today that he intended to meet elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to make a formal request on changing electoral laws with regard to postal voting.
Mr. Amaratunga said this was essential to ensure the secrecy of the postal votes cast by public sector workers. He therefore said public servants were often subjected to undue influence by the heads of departments and state corporations when casting postal votes. “One has to create an environment for the public workers to cast their votes without fear,” he said. (YP)