Jul 01, 2017

Attempt to delay elections – Basil informs Election Com. Featured

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa has told the Chairman of the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya that while the primary gazette paper pertaining to the Local Government election has been issued, not to hide behind minor shortcomings and attempt to delay the elections.

The gazette notification with regard to the staging of the Local Government Election has already been released.

For the election to be held the gazette notification by the subject minister detailing the female representation of the local government institutions and the composition of the local bodies has already been issued.

“Now it is up to the Election Commissioner to hold the election,” Basil Rajapaksa had told Deshapriya. His response however, had been, “There are certain shortcomings and once those are rectified, we can hold the election.”

Therefore, Basil Rajapaksa had pointed out to the Commissioner that in every Act there are shortcomings and urged him not to hide behind such trivial issues and attempt to delay the elections.