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Presidential Election on schedule, General Election set for next year: PMD

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Colombo, Feb 13 (Daily Mirror) - The President's Media Division (PMD) confirmed that the Presidential Election will be held within the mandated period and will adhere to the current timeline.

According to the PMD, the General Election is will be held next year with financial provisions to be provided for in the 2025 budget.

The Election Commission is responsible for conducting the elections and the Government will communicate with the Commission as and when required, the PMD further said.

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  • J Azoor Tuesday, 13 February 2024 12:52 PM

    Get ready for an AKD landslide

    Common sense Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:32 PM

    Get ready for a permanent bankruptcy.

    MK Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:58 PM

    You mean the land will slide on AKD?

    Ashley Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:07 PM

    Crooks, who got political authority as inheritance have enjoyed with their families but at the end of 75 years,they made the country bankrupt,but those shameless, still steeling. Though the risk is there of how would be the JVP behavior, we decided NPP would be the next ruling party,

    Abigail Tuesday, 13 February 2024 07:12 PM

    Get ready for the New Venezuela!!! may God save Sri Lanka.

    Ima Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:25 PM

    @commonsense, country bankrupted due to senseless corruption, if we let them come again, they certainly fix it permanently

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:46 PM

    Get ready to donate your bank balance and excess wealth to NPP backed individuals.

    Robin Banks Wednesday, 14 February 2024 01:38 AM

    Please don't upset the morons that back the criminal government. They are seeing nightmares of Welikada and are taking sleeping pills by the handful.

    Banda Wednesday, 14 February 2024 02:00 AM

    In your day dreams. Not in this world.

    Last chance Tuesday, 13 February 2024 12:56 PM

    We are waiting for the election to chase the fellow the appointee of 131 a grade rouges

    Natalie Nanayaka Wednesday, 14 February 2024 01:40 AM

    Well said, victory to the people and defeat to the criminals.

    A RW Supporter Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:01 PM

    The chances of having a Presidential Election this year are almost nil. In the unlikely event that an election is held this year, it will definitely be like the recently concluded Pakistan Election.

    Surain Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:02 PM

    pMD Mind your business please as you have nothing to do with country election . Do not Faulk your finger all over Election commission will do the needful at the right time

    Mahila Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:57 PM

    What you fail to realise is that the Financial allocation for conduct of Presidential Election (2024) must be provided in the Budget for current year so that the Elections Commission has the necessary Funding resources to CONDUCT the elections, without let or hindrance!! That's the gist of PMD notification, so it makes talk on Elections not happening in time (or Postponement) A NON-EVENT!!??

    Ah Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:09 PM

    So PE first and GE next. Better for UNP to revive and build up. SP will have to bow down as SLPP or SLFP will be opposition. SP don't think of protesting because your political legs would have crossed over. Ranawake says yours is one man show. You will be doomed fast and sorry get back to WB if they rehire you. Aspire to acquire your desire which you admire. In the process you will perspire but don't retire; instead retire to acquire your desire which you admire most. (Obtain a philosopher in English and Sinhala). Pursue on that line for politics is not just game to play. You will kill innocent lives.

    Cost Saving Measures during Elections Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:48 PM

    Reduce cost by having Parliamentarians who are elected by the people to elect the president and prime minister accordingly. After that, either the president or prime minister will have executive powers

    Vernon Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:16 PM

    Have both elections on the same date. It may a bit more expensive than one, but certainly will be much less than two elections. Also, then only there will be the true will of the people.

    Sleazy president Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:58 PM

    This rubbish is not going to work. It has to be held this year. This is Ranil being his deceptive best.

    Mahila Tuesday, 13 February 2024 11:03 PM

    Current Parliament is elected - Term ending 08/2024; Not Before!!

    Jagath Ekanaya Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:59 PM

    The criminals are once again trying to postpone the election. Let's rise against these scum and demand justice.

    This is reality Tuesday, 13 February 2024 01:59 PM

    What gimmicks will take place within the next few months is anyone's guess. But peace should be the underlying factor.

    Patriotic youth Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:00 PM

    Ranil rajapaksa criminal syndicate is up to their tricks. Let's get together and kick them out.

    N.M. Perera Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:02 PM

    Any delay will create unprecedented turmoil. Democracy cannot be trampled by any....... Violating the Constitution. People's Power is always supreme. Saw two struggles..... Third could be worse. Rulers must be Democratic...... respect the Citizens.

    Mahila Wednesday, 14 February 2024 04:35 AM

    Agree, interestingly, HAPPENSTANCE, OCTOBER 2018!!?? AN EXCEPTION!!?? Because, Orchestrated by, "The Messiah 'APPACHE', ‘Affable, Portrayed, Great 'PROTECTOR

    johan Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:02 PM

    It is very simple Interim President has power to dissolve parliament and go for the General Election, if he is truly keen on saving 10 billions on Pres.Election.After that, the new members of the assembly can abolish Executive Presidency with 2/3rd majority.This is called People's mandate even IMF and Europian or any other countries will prefer to help Sri Lanka. No countries will like to help SL now because the governing party has a history of vast amount of corruption and fraud which they will not investigate. Otherwise go for Presidential Election as scheduled this year.

    Mahila Wednesday, 14 February 2024 04:49 AM

    The EP would be accused of strangling Peoples Sovereignty!!?? Elected Parliament for 6 years, being curtailed for 5 years by Electors being curtailed to 5 Years, Usurping and contravention of Constitutional provisions!!?? The Term of PE and GE is deliberately designed differently to ensure they don't "OVERLAP and COINCIDE", causes CONFUSION at Time of casting the Vote and errors, resulting in HIGH NUMBER OF INVALID VOTES!!!??? Profits those thriving in LOW turn of VALID Voting public!! Why have "Electoral Dance", confuse Voter! Resulting in Undemocratic, unproductive Outcomes and without Purpose!!!???

    Mung okkoma yaluwo malli Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:02 PM

    Sajith has made a deal with the Ranil rajapaksa criminals. They are getting together to fool the people again.

    Lapas Wednesday, 14 February 2024 08:08 AM

    Yes, This will be the probable scenario, A Sajith,Ranil, Rajapaksa triangle

    Jayantha Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:04 PM

    General election should be kept prior to PE. This way no party will get majority and it will prevent oney way trends at GE. When ever some party get close to two third it had cause lot of problems to the country. This rw joker does not understand it. Even 2020 it should have being GE first. Then that joker GR woule have never come to power.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:14 PM

    Please respect people's franchise already two elections postponed, what a shame no respect for judiciary, no respect for constitutional councils, constitution is violated and the President is not elected appointed through the backdoor, where are we heading for it's people's right please have the elections on time.

    Roshanaly Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:24 PM

    We know what happened to LG election. Poor Mujib Rahuman is still out of the Parliament.

    Nimal Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:28 PM

    So it is almost certain that the presidential election will be held this year. I do not know what tricks the ruling party stalwarts have up their sleeves. Whatever they are, the ruling party will suffer a defeat that it has not experienced before,

    Sambo Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:34 PM

    If the president makes a misleading gesture the entire media and politicians start crowing for no reason at all.

    Cheers Tuesday, 13 February 2024 02:46 PM

    Oh my word this will panic the jvp and minority parties as they know they have nothing but to loose

    Natalie Nanayaka Tuesday, 13 February 2024 03:21 PM

    Looks like Ranil wants to take a dip in the Beira lake.

    Lasantha Jayasinghe Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:09 PM

    Lack of trust in Ranil's statements is obvious when I read the previous comments. It just shows his character exhibited during his short presidency. One of the main things historians will say about Ranil is his FEAR OF ELECTIONS.

    Kesara Sinhapala Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:13 PM

    This Ponaya might go to India for blessings as myna! No hope Pin Psi, Pin Gon- Pin Aliya!

    sam Tuesday, 13 February 2024 04:26 PM

    People need both elections which can be held together

    Nihal S Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:34 PM

    Why can't they hold both elections together using separate ballot papers, and save the costs? There are other countries doing this way.

    Aquarius Tuesday, 13 February 2024 05:34 PM

    Holding both elections at the same time will save millions of rupees. It is people's money and this charade of two elections is a massive waste. Exorbitant taxes on people is not the way to fill the coffers. Holding both election at the same time could save around 10 billion rupees. Isn't that a good reason?

    Pohotu horu Tuesday, 13 February 2024 06:11 PM

    The Rajapaksas have asked Ranil for more time to organise a safe heaven country to flee after the election.

    Bandara Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:49 PM

    This news cannot be trusted until the Election commission confirms the date and the Ballot boxes are distributed. The devious politico lot is cooking how to swindle and deny the people of their rights.

    Cherath Tuesday, 13 February 2024 09:11 PM

    Whether an election or two is held or not what is certain is: Ranil will continue to trot the globe every 2,3 weeks, storm parliamentary sessions to make pots of hot air, meaningless and childish which he thinks are high humour while doing sod all about the COL, inflation, ever rising prices of food items, commodities and materials.

    Never Tuesday, 13 February 2024 09:48 PM

    Definitely it will not held as local government election

    Pantha Kumaran Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:19 PM

    Take my word there is no place for Ranil or any other people supported by the Rajapakses. This time we are going to see a new blood and I don't want to say now.

    Jude Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:26 PM

    No it's Not gonna happen!!

    Jude Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:29 PM

    In Australia he says he's gonna hold elections, then in SL, no money no budget allocation for any elections!! Huh, for how long you're gonna delay the elections!???

    WAKE UP CALL FOR EACH AND EVERY VOTER. Wednesday, 14 February 2024 02:20 AM


    Kevin Wednesday, 14 February 2024 04:49 AM

    Why was this officially declared now? Looks like the JVP complained to India about not holding elections. Then India prevailed upon the Colombo regime to hold elections or else. How about provincial and local government elections? 4 elections within 1 year starting from August 2024.

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 14 February 2024 05:07 AM

    I thought the bloody election is due this year. Ranils brain says post phone, post phone ,post phone.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 14 February 2024 07:01 AM

    Having Presidential election first will be good for the country and the NPP. Otherwise NPP will have to combine with other parties to get the parliamentary 113 seats. If that happens it will dilute their political plan to bring the country forward.

    Patcitz Wednesday, 14 February 2024 09:44 AM

    Ok,it is high time Ranil to pack Bag and Baggage. The general public hope Sri Lanka is ready to FLOURISH.

    Patcitz Wednesday, 14 February 2024 09:56 AM

    Ranil has "0" (ZERO) in his BRAIN, but the very American operates Ranil the way they want. No any American Aragalaya will work in the near future again in Sri Lanka to have a mutt as a leader who had even no single seat in Parliament.

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