EC Chairman writes to Speaker regarding Review Committee

Election Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has written to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya seeking a meeting with reference to his appointment in the Review Committee which was recently appointed with regards to holding Provincial Council Elections. The Review Committee was appointed at the Party Leaders’ Meeting last Friday (20).

According to a source close to the Election Commission, its Chairman Deshapriya has raised a conflict of interest with regards to his and Delimitation Commission Chairman K.Thawalingam’s appointments to the Review Committee. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya appointed the Review Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, which is tasked to look into the Provincial Council Election and the electoral system that will be used at the election.The Review Committee also included Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan, Minister Rauf Hakeem and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva. The committee was appointed under the provisions of Section 3 (A)/12 of the Provincial Council Election Act No.17 of 2017.

 

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