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Mohamed Muzammil

EC attempting to destabilise LG Bodies – NFF

The National Freedom Front today accused the Elections Commission of attempting to destabilise Local Government Bodies in the country, by delaying the announcement of the overall results of the 2018 Local Authority Elections. The Spokesperson of the NFF, Mohamed Muzammil said the public have raised concerns over the delay, adding that a change in decimals …

Wimal Weerawansa

MS has no right to remain SLFP Chairman – Wimal

Leader of the National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa says President Maithripala Sirisena does not have the ethical right to remain as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party following the results of the 2018 Local Authority Election. Speaking in Parliament during the adjournment debate on the current political situation in the country, MP …

Parliament of Sri Lanka

Parliament to convene to debate MPs code of conduct

Parliament is scheduled to convene today for the first time following the conduct of the Local Authority Elections. An agreement was reached at the party leaders’ meeting to discuss the new Code of Conduct and Standing Orders of Parliament. Meanwhile, the debate on the report presented by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and …

Dilum Amunugama

SLFPers within Unity govt destroyed party – Dilum

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama has accused the Sri Lanka Freedom Party faction within the Unity Government of destroying the SLFP.

Speaking to media in Kandy, MP Amunugama said a continuing partnership with the United National Party will be dire for the SLFP.

Rejecting speculation, he said the Sri Lanka Podujana Permuna is not hopeful of gaining the Prime Ministerial post following success at the Local Authority Election.

The Parliamentarian noted the Local Authority Election was not a struggle to gain the Prime Ministerial post adding however it was a struggle against the Unity Government and corruption.

Duminda Dissanayake

‘Public against govt’s failure to act against corruption’

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Duminda Dissanayake says the public voted against the government in the 2018 Local Authority Election as the government had failed to act swiftly against corruption.

Speaking at a media briefing yesterday the Minister said the public’s message to the government is clear.

Minister Dissanayake noted during both the 2015 Presidential Election and during the Local Authority Election the President spoke of ending corruption adding there is no longer any point in simply speaking of ending corruption.

The Minister stated the public called for the government to bring the perpetrators to book.

Minister Duminda Dissanayake stressed the public’s message to the government is that the it must act against corruption immediately.

Dullas Alahapperuma

‘JO must be acknowledged as official opposition’

United Peoples Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma says a decision has been reached to call for the Speaker of House to acknowledge the Joint Opposition as the official Opposition in Parliament.

Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo MP Alahapperuma said the Joint Opposition has claimed a majority at the 2018 Local Authority Election.

The MP addressed the Speaker on the request the Joint Opposition made three years ago to be accepted as the official Opposition in Parliament.

MP Alahapperuma recalled the Speaker claiming the Joint Opposition were still with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance in the first year and therefore it could not be considered.

The MP claimed the Joint Opposition voted against the Budget and had then told him to accept them as the Opposition however they weren’t accepted.

The Parliamentarian said the Joint Opposition have proven their majority now that they’ve faced an election, claiming that the speaker has to accept their request.

MP Alahapperuma further remarked according to the results of the 2018 Local Authority Election, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by President Maithripala Sirisena and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance have suffered massive defeats.

The MP said the people’s mandate has several faces pointing out that the had President lost in his own district.

MP Alahapperuma also pointed out that except for four Cabinet Ministers, all other Cabinet Ministers lost in their wards and with the exception of two State Ministers all other State Ministers lost in their wards as well.

The MP continued to point out that all district leaders, the SLFP and UPFA General Secretaries lost their wards and the district and wards organised by Chandrika Bandaranayke also lost.

The Parliamentarian said the state of the loss is evident and concluded saying the Executive President of the country only gained 16% of the total vote.

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence - CMEV

CMEV urges the public to exercise voting rights

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence says the 2018 Local Authority Election is of significant importance. National Coordinator of the CMEV Manjula Gajanayake urged the public to exercise their voting right as the election is held under a new electoral system. Gajanayake said the election bears importance as it is being held within one day …

Election Duties - Ballot Boxes

Distribution of ballot boxes currently underway

The distribution of ballot boxes to relevant polling centres for the 2018 Local Authority Election scheduled to be held tomorrow, is currently under way. Deputy Elections Commissioner MM Mohamed said Ballot boxes are being delivered to relevant polling stations amidst heightened security. Mohamed said accordingly the distribution of ballot boxes to polling stations will be …

Maithripala Sirisena

Certain parties misleading public – MS

President Maithripala Sirisena says certain political parties are attempting to spread false rumours to deceit the public during the period of the upcoming Local Authority Election. Speaking at a rally of the United People’s Freedom Alliance in Vavuniya, the Head of State said it is deceitful to declare that development is carried out by only …


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