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By Dianne Silva

Presidential Candidate General Sarath Fonseka, speaking to reporters a short while ago, called on the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka to annul the outcome of the 2010 Presidential Elections. He said he has sent a letter to the Elections Commissioner giving reasons why the poll should be annuled.

General Sarath Fonseka said that he will take legal action to annul the polls. Among the concerns raised by the General was the inability for some IDPs to cast their vote, the misuse of state property and allegations raised against him by the State media.

He also said that he has contacted foreign missions in Colombo over the situation which had developed outside the hotel he is at the moment with troops surrounding the area.

  Comments - 20

  • Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:53 PM

    It is obvious that H.E., is the people's President! 'Subha Anagathayak' ! ! !

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:07 PM

    Sorry, no chance again - the people get the leaders they 'deserve'!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 08:04 AM

    SOME PEOPLE ARE STUPID and they know that and Keep quiet.,but some others don't.and they bray so loud for the whole world to hear. I am with you johan.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 12:15 PM


    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 12:19 PM

    For what reason?

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 12:21 PM

    srilanka will sink in corruption,thuggery,abuse of power,racism dont know when people in my country will make a correct decision I feel so sorry for my country too .

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:33 PM

    Even without the LTTE, bombs did explode yesterday, to discourage people from voting!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 12:22 PM

    What do you mean what reason???? Have you been asleep? The results are not accurate. MR has completely ruined the meaning of democracy and won this elections on deceit and lies!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:51 PM

    General, the country knows who the 'winner' was! We are with you!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:52 PM

    Agree with your comments!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:17 AM

    keep fighting General this is a mightier war than the one you won us!! we need you!!!

    Thursday, 28 January 2010 06:18 PM

    What a foolish request.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:01 PM


    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:20 PM

    I weep for you, mother Lanka!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:57 PM

    I will vote for you, again!

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:04 PM

    Ranil would have been a better candidate.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:05 PM

    Only the misguided, in Colombo, expected a different outcome!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 04:07 PM

    It is obvious Sri Lanka cannot hold free and fair elections. None of the elections held ever in this country was fair!

    The run-up to the election and the conduct of the election should be closely supervised and sanctioned by an independant organisation like the commonwealth or UN who know the basics of Democracy. Basic minimum standards should be introduced for candidacy. A degree in Public administration with emphasis on leadership should be made compulsory for all candidates. More retired public servants with integrity should enter political stream. This is a long term uphill task. There is little point in talking about campaigning to win a given poll.

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:47 PM

    Something 'fishy' going on?

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:52 PM

    Hard to 'swallow' the truth?

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