Written by Sandro Sathyajith
03 Sep, 2023 | 6:58 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Chairman of the National Election Commission R.M.A.L. Rathnayake says that steps are being taken to ensure that all elections due to be held in the future will be conducted properly.
He made this statement while attending an event to declare open a new building of the National Election Commission in Jaffna. Rathnayake highlighted that the main power vested in the National Election Commission through the constitution is the power to hold elections.
The Chairman acknowledged that the local government election that was supposed to be held was not held for reasons outside the control of the Election Commission, adding that, however, the Election Commission will ensure that the elections will be held as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Member of the National Election Commission Amir Faiz, also speaking at the event, cautioned against any attempts to compromise the independence of independent commissions, which were established in response to the people's needs.
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