Details of an attempt made to insert fake ballot papers in which the vote has been cast for the UPFA candidate during the recently concluded Presidential elections have been disclosed.
The expose was made by UNP MP and Minister of the new interim government Dr. Harsha de Silva on Facebook, who has uploaded an image of a receipt that had been signed by an Elections official in acceptance of the money paid in order to accept the ballot papers and rig the votes.
In the image shared by Dr. Harsha, an Elections Official has signed accepting the ballot papers that were intended to be used for rigging, for the 1053 polling stations located in Colombo.
Dr. Harsha said he has received a file that contains details of the scheme where Rs. 10,000 had been paid to every polling center Chief for accepting the bundle of ballot papers. He said the bundles had been distributed during the final 48 hours before the election and added that it had been fully funded by the Presidential elections office.
He said a complaint regarding the issue will be filed before the Bribery and Corruption Commission.