Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka asked to ensure people's faith in elections
Wed, Jan 30, 2013, 12:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya says the Elections Commissioner must take strict action against the recent incident where valid ballot papers of the last Presidential election were found near a school in the Gampaha District.

Elections Commissioner must ensure the people's faith in the elections system since there are elections scheduled to be held this year, the MP has said.

Jayasuriya has noted that the people should also stress the need for independent and unbiased elections.

The UNP MP has expressed grave concern at the finding of valid ballot papers from the Nuwara Eliya District in the Gampaha District.

"We also have in our possession 64 ballot papers that were found in a canal near the Technical College, Ratnapura," Jayasuriya has said, adding that despite government claims that the ballot papers were samples, it had been found by professional analysts to have been valid papers.

According to Jayasuriya, many irregularities had been recorded from several districts during the last Presidential election.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President to implement a well-structured plan to strengthen national security
-- [4 hours ago]
New Chairman of Bank of Ceylon assumes duties
-- [5 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu CM feels conditions in Sri Lanka's North and East not conducive for repatriation of Tamil refugees
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's economic freedom declines, 2015 index shows
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's impeached Chief Justice returns to Supreme Court to resume duties
Sri Lanka's North Central Province gets a new Chief Minister
Sri Lankan government to allocate 6 percent of GDP for education sector
NDB grants Rs.3.3 billion for the first wind power projects in Northern Province
Sri Lanka lawyers' body and civil society protest demanding resignation of Chief Justice
Australia's MRL Corporation to mine graphite from Aluketiya project in Sri Lanka in September

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.