Political party representatives meet the Elections Commissioner

Political party representatives meet the Elections Commissioner

Written by Staff Writer

13 Mar, 2014 | 10:03 pm

Secretaries of political parties and representatives called on the Elections Commissioner  at the Elections Secretariat on Thursday to discuss a wide range of topics.

The JVP forwarded a complaint to the Elections Commissioner.

Following are the views expressed:

Minister of Transport, Kumara Welgama

“We arrived here to seek some advice from the Elections Commissioner. There were no reports of violence from our district. Everything is peaceful. There isn’t a hype ahead of the elections …”

JVP WPC Candidate, K.D.Lalkantha

” The government has organised processions and a programme to seek signatures for a petition for a period of ten days in the districts where the elections will be held. It will commence tomorrow from Tangalle. The Elections Commissioner agreed that this is illegal and he will put a stop to it.”

General Secretary of UPFA, Susil Premajayantha

“The UPFA or its affiliated parties have not in any way organised any procession. The Alliance does not need to seek signatures for petitions. Today is the 13th, there are 12 more days for the elections. We have advised our candidates to refrain from violating election laws…”

Deputy Leader of Democratic People’s Front, Kumaragurubaran

“We are contesting from the Colombo and Gampaha District. There is a small operation in place to sabotage this and cause fear amongst the Tamil people. The Tamil people need not fear…”

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