Sept 30, Colombo: The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka has scheduled a special discussion tomorrow with the secretaries of the political parties that contested the elections to the Northern, North Western and Central Provincial Councils.
The meeting is callede to discuss the incident of finding several bags of marked ballot papers at the St. Andrew's College counting center in Puttalam.
Meanwhile, President of Janatha Front, Ven. Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero filed a petition in Supreme Court today (30), requesting to re-conduct the Provincial Council Election in Puttalam.
The petitioner further requested the Supreme Court to prevent the new councilors taking oaths considering the incident of finding marked ballot papers.
Janitors of St Andrew's College in Puttalam have found over 1,000 counted ballot papers when they were cleaning the school after it was used as a counting center on September 21.
The Election Department said it has appointed a 5-mmber committee to investigate the discovery of the marked ballot papers and the committee has commenced the investigation. The Criminal Investigations Department is also investigating the incident.
However, the Department was of the view that the ballot papers marked as counted had inadvertently been left at the counting center.