22 November, 2019

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MR’s Candidate For Wayamba PC Chairman Defeated

In what is seen to be a ruling party protest against Dayasiri Jayasekera‘s appointment as Chief Minister the newly elected North Western Provincial Council today defeated the candidate chosen by the Mahinda Rajapaksa leadership for the post of Council Chairman, instead choosing a UPFA member proposed by the UNP. Voting was by secret ballot.

Dayasiri Jayasekara

Chief Minister Jayasekera who was appointed by the President after he obtained a record number of preferential votes, proposed the name of Indrani Dasanayake for NWPC Chairman.

The Opposition led by the United National Party proposed UPFA member  Dharmasiri Dasanayake for the Chairman.

When a secret ballot was held because there were two nominations made, Indrani Dasanayake obtained only 22 votes, while the UNP/rebel-UPFA’s preferred candidate obtained 30 votes.

The combined opposition has 18 members on the Council while the Government has 34.

The Government members’ protest vote comes on the heels of a similar incident at the Central Provincial Council election of chairman and deputy chairman, when at least seven Government members voted in favour of the opposition candidate nominated to that position.

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    Coming, Coming, the end is coming!

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      SLFP monkeys only wake up to portest when their positions are under threat.

      The other day almost paralysed PM DM woke up as well to protest. Almost crying. Claiming his family’s next generation is not secured in the Central Province.

      Otherwise they are fine with the Rajapassa clan. And the corrupt status-quo.

      To keep these greedy dogs under control “The King” must keep throwing juicy bones at them all the time. Something “The King” does with relative success.

      I just feel sorry for my country.

      PS: I am furious at the idiots in my country who elected these scumbags to positions of power.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling:
        Never mind being “furious,” you contributed to all of this with your support till you recently decided to leave the sinking ship!

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      Jayawewa, Jayawewa, Jayawewa.

      “The Opposition led by the United National Party proposed UPFA member Dharmasiri Dasanayake for the Chairman.”

      At least some UPFA Politicians are showing some guts.

      Jayawewa.

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        UPFA members show guts when their perks and positions are threatened.

        None of this has to do anything with good governance of that province.

        Cheers!

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    the rot has just set in and the downfall is beginning…’ who is the black sheep ‘…………!!!!!

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    I do not,for a moment, think that the above incident is a sign of the beginning of the end of the government.
    Without a united powerful active anti government movement with a programme for good governance this government cannot be defeated however much it is corrupted.

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      I wholeheartedly agree – even if there is a whiff of an opportunity to rebel and correct the balance of power, the mere thought of Ranil clinging on will extinguish it in minutes.

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    UNP to be getting smart now, after the likes of Dayasiri left… Coming colors no good for MR n the clan… They better be packing up and flee to some remote place in Africa or Burma…

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    This is the actual situation in Sri Lanka too but the results of elections in Sri Lanka (Presidential/General/Provincial) are shown in a different way due to “jilmarts” and various malpractices including stuffing of ballot papers and removing marked ballot papers of opposition candidates. If fair and free elections are held in Sri Lanka, the results would be definitely not in favour of the highly corrupted ruling party candidates. Until the elections are held and monitored by an international body, the results would be in favour of the rogues. Or else, there should be transparent ballot boxes, the total number of votes cast in each box to be announced immediately after the closing of the polls from each polling booth, ballot boxes are transported with atleast five representatives of five selected candidates and atleast 20 representatives of candidates should be at the counting centres so that “no stuffing” could be carried out by anyone and they have to be there in person until the results are announced. The present system leads to various malpractices and that has to be stopped. I think the Opposition should concentrate more on this than holding election rallies as the voters are not fools since they know very well whom to elect.

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      Absolutely right! You have hit the nail on the head. Hope the opposition takes note of this very valid comment.

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      there is a simple solution: bring in technology. electronic voting machines,

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        Sin Hela, the electronic system could be a case of, from the Frying pan to the fire. Like how the percentage of winning can be pre-adjusted in the Pin Ball machines, so with any electronic device. Do you remember how George Bush Jnr. emerged as winner to become the President of America with the controversy of such electronic voting?

        In Sri Lanka when the Staff of the Election Commissioner’s Dept who bundle the ballots are paid heavily running to millions they bundle the ballots with the opposition votes as well to give the numbers for the Governing Party to win. Further marked ballots are introduced, removing genuine ballots to tally. If all this is to be avoided, a more fool proof method of sorting and counting and better security to prevent marked ballots being introduced replacing genuine ballots have to be adopted. Further the present practice of power failures when the Ballot boxes arrive at the centres from far away booths should be avoided to prevent the switching of whole Ballot boxes. Then only we can assess how genuine the ones who are elected to govern.

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          A good case in point is the NPC elections where there was Independent Observers. If not MR would have trounced the NPC as well. Further General Elections and Presidential Elections has to be held under a Care Taker Govt and a Protem President accordingly to prevent abuse of the use of Govt Machinery for one Party over the other as is happening now on large scale.

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      Ronny@,
      I think it is not only the abuses related to election performances, but also the poor masses that have constantly been fed with wrong info far from facts and figures – should closely be focused by Opposition.
      Our people accross the country have no proper knowledge on the facts about

      a) Wrongly held impeachment process against legally elected CJ of the nation; how she was treated by PSC in those investigation sessions

      b) How, Mohan Peris was appointed to fill the gap not considering anything but only by the decision made by MR as the president of the country

      c) How, crimes and crime investigations are being carried out by the authorities right at the moment, not forgetting, Duminda and his verdict in terms of Baratha case
      and why do the authorities not properly react against key accused of the Kelaniya MP killing incident – It was nobody else, Mervin Silva….

      d) And why the authorities tried to control Rathupaswala protests ( peaceful protests) with the help of army forces which is against prevailing lanken defence systems, but killing the innocent sons of poor people also injuring dozens.

      All these should be made clear to poor folks across the country.

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        Anti Leela, do you seriously think that the public is unaware of the Corruption in every sphere? Yes I concede to some extent the media being censored, self imposed or otherwise, the Public in the Villages are denied of information of the true nature of governance or the lack of it.

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    After most despicably oppressing the Tamils for decades, we have lost all sense of what party politics is.

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    Is this the welcome beginning of the end?

    Backlash

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