Fonseka says he is voting in a polling station for the first time

Fonseka says he is voting in a polling station for the first time

Written by Staff Writer

29 Mar, 2014 | 6:47 pm

Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka says that the Department of Elections has accepted that his civic rights have not been withdrawn constitutionally.

He made these remarks after exercising his franchise in Piliyandala on Saturday.

Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka, cast his ballot on Saturday at the polling station at Sumanasara Maha Vidyalaya in Batakeththara, Piliyandala.

Sarath Fonseka also stated: “ I came to this polling station today and cast my valuable vote for the Democratic Party, for the first time. Through this I have shown all people in this country who appreciate democracy that my civic rights have not been withdrawn.”

He added: “The Elections Commissioner and the Elections Department have accepted today that constitutionally, my civic rights are intact. For the first time in my life I went to the enclosure and marked my ballot. Although I have cast my ballot through postal voting in the past, I have not come to a polling station and cast my ballot. I did not think that one day, by the will of the gods, I would come to a polling station, enter the enclosure and cast my ballot as the leader of the Democratic Party – founded by me. This is a special occasion today.”

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