LG Polls & PC Polls must be held soon – HRCSL

LG Polls & PC Polls must be held soon – HRCSL

LG Polls & PC Polls must be held soon – HRCSL

Written by Teena Marian

14 Apr, 2022 | 9:41 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) emphasizes that the elected public representatives in Parliament have a responsibility to provide a speedy solution to the current crisis facing the country.

The commission said it was questionable whether MPs were advocating for the aspirations of the people they represent at a time like this.

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) said that due to this a clear distance is being created between the aspirations of the people and the actions of the rulers.

The Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission said that the Human Rights Commission has recommended to the Government to hold the Provincial Council Election and Local Government Elections expeditiously.

She further pointed out that postponing the Provincial Council Election and Local Government Elections is a violation of the rights of citizens.

Speaking to News 1st, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, retired Supreme Court Judge Rohini Marasinghe, said that her commission does not have the power to recommend that parliamentary elections be held at this time.

She pointed out that the reason for this was that the term of office of Parliament had not yet ended.

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