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JVP affiliate Ethera Api organisation announced today it was planning to initiate discussions with the Elections Commissioner to implement a system enabling Sri Lankan expatriates to cast votes at future elections.

Speaking at a media briefing today, Ethera Api Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti stated that the aim was to facilitate more than one million Sri Lankans living abroad, the opportunity to cast votes at future elections.

“We have already brought it to the attention of the Elections Commissioner and he seemed to bear a positive attitude about the proposal,” he said.

Hadunnetti went on to state that they were planning to propose a voting system that could be activated through diplomatic missions using advanced IT facilities.

He added that the President, during a speech made in Italy recently, had hinted at the possibility of such a system.

“We hope to obtain a positive outcome in this venture that would enable thousands of Sri Lankans a chance to vote at elections in future,” he added. (Sanath Desmond)

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  Comments - 5

  • tony Thursday, 09 October 2014 12:53 PM

    VERY GOOD IDEA, BUT IT CAN CREATE ANOTHER OPENING TO RIGG VOTES FOR THE RULING PARTY (WHOEVER)

    Rosi Thursday, 09 October 2014 01:14 PM

    Good Idea. But be watchful on Rigging the votes.

    mount Friday, 10 October 2014 11:46 AM

    Not a good idea for opposition parties.

    Neomal Perera Friday, 10 October 2014 07:20 AM

    Why should we vote for anyone in Sri Lanka?????

    Banda Sunday, 12 October 2014 04:34 AM

    good, make sure its manipulation free


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