Jun 26, 2020

Sajith's 'symbol' change makes headlines (Video)  Featured

Five out of six citizens are calling for a government of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, says party leader - Sajith Premadasa.

He was speaking at a public meeting aimed at the upcoming election.

Mr. Premadasa made a faux pas during the meeting after his symbol is a watch while showing a telephone. He had immediately rectified his mistake, saying that the word watch was on his mind as he had to leave soon after, for another meeting.  However,  his faux pas has splashed headlines on media.

via ytCropper

(Footage courtesy : Ada Derana)

Sajith asked to remove cutoutsMeanwhile, officials of the National Election Commission yesterday (25) requested to immediately remove the cutout with the name and photo of Sajith Premadasa, which is displayed in front of the SJB's main office.

The office has come under the inspection of the NEC's complaints unit.

The officials have noted that the name and photo of Mr. Premadasa cannot be displayed in front of the party office as he too, is a candidate.

These instructions were issued in a backdrop where the SJB had complained to the NEC citing that commissions including the PCoI probing the Easter bombings have caused grave injustice to the opposition's election campaign.

The complaint was made by party candidate - Sujeewa Senasinghe and national list candidate - Shiral Laktilake.