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The government of Liberia has invited Sri Lankan ambassador in Kenya Kana Kananathan, to monitor and oversee the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in Liberia on October 10, 2023, a statement from his office said. 

This marks the fifth African nation to seek Kananathan’s competence as a Sri Lankan election observer, a moment of immense pride for Sri Lanka. In the past, he served as an election observer in Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe. 

The Government of Liberia's decision to invite Kananathan underscores his reputation as a trusted personality in the region, known for his unwavering dedication to ensuring that the voice of the people is heard through democratic elections.

 Kananathan's participation in Liberia's upcoming elections is a testament to the global respect and recognition he has earned in the field of election monitoring.

 Kananathan will be joining the team of the African Union, Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), European Union, and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in monitoring the Elections in Liberia.

Some 2,471,617 registered voters among Liberia’s estimated population of 5.4 million, will elect Liberia’s new President, fifteen (15) Senators, and seventy-three (73) members of the House of Representatives.

Incumbent President George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) is seeking re-election for a second term.


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  • Nirmalapala Senage Thursday, 28 September 2023 03:26 PM

    WondePUL news for all SL people as SL is THE only fair democratic country in the world with NO Human Right Violations - NO treating people unfairly - Keeping all election promises - no bribes - No kappam - Law and Order as per book! The Best Selection Kenya! Well Done!! You may invite several politicians like Kaputa and Myna too!

    joshua Thursday, 28 September 2023 04:09 PM

    If you need to fix the elections, invite Rajapakshe family member as observers.

    Roisin Thursday, 28 September 2023 04:09 PM

    Looking at the elections in those countries mentioned we can conclude his competence is crap.

    Mizaru Thursday, 28 September 2023 05:10 PM

    What a joke! Inviting a clown from a country where elections are shunned.

    Spartacus Thursday, 28 September 2023 05:37 PM

    Those countries he is invited are utterly corrupt similar to Sri Lanka. This fellow is a deal maker in this region, engaged in large scale rackets and money laundering. He is provided the security for this in these countries. How come he does not get called for at least one monitoring duty outside this region. That tells a lot.

    Shri Suppiah Thursday, 28 September 2023 06:55 PM

    Wow…!!. Great work of flying our Flag

    Suneth Abeykoon Thursday, 28 September 2023 07:00 PM

    This is great for the country and keeps our flag flying at a time we need it Well done Ambassador

    Suneth Abeykoon Thursday, 28 September 2023 07:04 PM

    remarkable efforts of our Ambassador in Kenya who has not only represented our country with grace and dignity but has also created a strong image for our nation on the African continent. We need more dedicated ambassadors like this, who can serve as true diplomats Kudos to our Ambassador for their outstanding work

    Wajira k Perera Thursday, 28 September 2023 10:22 PM

    I have been living in Kenya for more than a five years and am well aware of this Ambassador's extraordinary contributions in Kenya fills me with immense pride for my country . Not only has this Ambassador done an exceptional job in enhancing our country's image in Africa, but they've also demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities by being a unifying figure in Kenya. His ability to bring communities together and establish excellent public relations is evident to his dedication and diplomatic prowess. I have seen many of our ambassadors in Kenya and no one has done what he has done to make a name for Sri Lanka in Kenya . We need more ambassadors like this, who go beyond their official roles to become true ambassadors of goodwill and unity.

    Wajira K Perera Thursday, 28 September 2023 10:50 PM

    I have been living in Kenya for more than a five years and am well aware of this Ambassador's extraordinary contributions in Kenya fills me with immense pride for my country . Not only has this Ambassador done an exceptional job in enhancing our country's image in Africa, but they've also demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities by being a unifying figure in Kenya. His ability to bring communities together and establish excellent public relations is evident to his dedication and diplomatic prowess. I have seen many of our ambassadors in Kenya and no one has done what he has done to make a name for Sri Lanka in Kenya . We need more ambassadors like this, who go beyond their official roles to become true ambassadors of goodwill and unity.

    Mandayan Friday, 29 September 2023 12:40 AM

    Will he fly in the Rajapakses aircraft?

    Amal Fernando Friday, 29 September 2023 09:09 AM

    Another member of Rajapakse rouge regime. Surely this must be another corrupted state.

    A Cheaper Diplomat Friday, 29 September 2023 09:43 AM

    It is cheaper to buy Sri Lankan Diplomats. You can be sure that Liberian election will be rigged like elections during JR and R.P days.

    Steve Friday, 29 September 2023 10:01 AM

    Well, since he is competent, his services could be used to monitor elections in Sri Lanka as well.

    Gamini Friday, 29 September 2023 10:28 AM

    what a joke Should have called Kaputa instead

    Charlotte T Friday, 29 September 2023 11:45 AM

    It is indeed a matter of pride for Sri Lanka to have a prominent Sri Lankan in Africa invited to join the international election observer team in Liberia. As Sri Lankans, we should take pride in his achievements and appreciate his contributions as an election observer in multiple countries. Sri Lanka can take pride in his contributions and representation on the international stage.

    Shaikashrafali Friday, 29 September 2023 01:57 PM

    remarkable achievements continue to make Sri Lanka proud! It’s a clear evident that his diplomatic excellence and the goodwill he has cultivated in Africa for Sri Lanka. We on the ground are aware and salute his role as an outstanding Ambassador in Kenya, attracting investments and generating employment opportunities, has not only contributed to our nation's economic growth but also garnered bipartisan praises in Parliament. It's heartening to see how his work transcends political boundaries and unites all sections of the opposition in acknowledging his exceptional contributions.


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