Presidential Election 1999 was an unfair one: S B Dissanayake

Presidential Election 1999 was an unfair one: S B Dissanayake

Written by Bella Dalima

22 Nov, 2014 | 10:10 pm

As news broke of Maithripala Sirisena being named the Opposition’s Common Candidate and the Elections Commissioner announcing the date of the Presidential Election, Minister S.B.Dissanayake at a press conference on Friday, spoke on how the 1999 Presidential poll took place.

Minister of Higher Education, S.B.Dissanayake shared these views;

[quote]I steered that election. I know what I did. Was that a fair election? No, it was an unfair one. It was a fraudulent one. The votes of the dead were also cast. Votes of persons absent from their hometowns were cast. The UNP was not allowed to enter the polling stations. They were chased away. We chased away the UNP and JVP supporters from the polling stations. That was a theft of votes. Without that Chandrika would not have won. We said that we went into the elections after five years of hard work. I wished her and whispered in her ear, madame its only 49%, we wont be able to 50 percent but we will win. She agreed. I believe that the name of the Party of the Common Candidate needs to be changed to the Limited Corporation. Because they will have to seek forgiveness over and over again from everyone. They will have to seek forgiveness from the people and will lose all.[/quote]

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