Elections should be Delayed if peoples lives are at risk – Harsha De silva

Elections should be Delayed if peoples lives are at risk – Harsha De silva

Elections should be Delayed if peoples lives are at risk – Harsha De silva

Written by Staff Writer

20 Apr, 2020 | 10:38 pm

Former Parliamentarian, Dr. Harsha De Silva outlined in the NEC meeting that,  Chairman of the Election Commission has decided to hold meetings by breaking it down into 2 groups
“There will be one meeting for those contesting in more than 10 districts, and another for those contesting in less than 10 districts,” De Silva said.

“I think as of now the number of cases has gone up in an exponential manner. Even though they expected the matter to be resolved by the 19th, it is on the 19th that the highest number of cases are reported”, He further said
” We want the election to be held as soon as possible. We want an election. But we don’t want an election if it will put the lives of the people at risk”, De Silva said

“We spoke of steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of Covid19 as well as to see if there is anything that can be done from a health perspective,” said Director of Health Promotion Bureau, Dr. Paba Palihawadana

Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya announced that the postponed parliamentary elections will be held on June 20.

The election was scheduled to be held on April 25th but had been postponed due to the coronavirus.

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