27 September, 2020

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Ridiculousness Of Uva PC Poll Campaigning Reaches New Heights

The election campaigning material used at Uva Provincial polls have been growing increasingly ridiculous, with certain candidates contesting at the upcoming polls distributing white clothes (material used to create attire in which sil is observed) with their preferential numbers printed on them.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya

This fact had been disclosed by the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya himself at a media breifing this week where he had stated that the material had even been distributed among non-Buddhists in the candidates’ desperation to promote his election campaign.

This is only one of the devious attempts used particularly by UPFA candidates at the upcoming Uva PC polls to promote themselves as the implementation of laws pertaining to ilegal election campaigning material have grown stricter. Colombo Telegraph recently revealed the manner in which UPFA candidate and close relative of President Rajapaksa, Shashindra Rajapaksa had distributed water bottles with stickers bearing his picture and party symbol.

Although he had not mentioned particularly names, Commissioner Deshapriya had stated that even water bottles had been used as election campaigning material by certain candidates and that they had even been distributed to monks upon offering them alms.

Meanwhile, despite IGP’s promise to bring the violence reported from Moneragala under control,  two offices of the JVP candidates had been attacked this morning just hours after his promise.

One attack had taken place early this morning in the Veheragala area of the Moneragala electorate.  A gang in a white van had arrived at the JVP office at about 2 am and had destroyed the cutouts displayed in the office. They had also threatened those who were in the office and had ordered them to leave as they will not be allowed to engage in politics in the area.

The second incident had taken place in Kahambana at about 3 am.

As of today,  a total of 330 complaints have been received by the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) nad 236 of them have been reported from Moneragala while 77 of them are from Badulla. 57 incidents of violence had been reported from Moneragala while 14 had been reported from Badulla.

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  • 7
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    Election Commissioner is working for Rajapakse Family. HE just there to follow orders from this Family. As long as Buddhist Fundamentalism is there, you won’t find democracy in this island.

  • 9
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    I cant even listen to this man when he opens his mouth.
    The manner alone is disgusting. This man is responsible and Raja man though being disguished making every effort to show the other way around.

    • 6
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      [Edited out] SCUMBAG NUMBER one

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      He should be honest to him before maing any efforts to creat abuse free poll consitions. Knowing what the man with Athathiya went through – in 2010, this bugger should be very like getting ready to show the other way around to the abused nation. Then only he could sound as if he did his job well. But just to repeat from his bed pan like mouth piece repeatedly whtout giving any solutions to the problems being dramatic against the opposition parties these days, being unable to address their admirors.. this is nto at all a situation that what they call free and fair elecitons.
      As AKD pointed out, there has not been any leader that has abused the people s funds to the style the man has been doing…. No CBK no Ranil noJR not even Premadasa… these peope should consider voting against the opposition this time. If not being caught by the goods being distributed by them these days, to decide whom to select or elect.. will ruin the situation falling into is like kabalen lipata…. from frying fan to the herd.

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      Sama

      “I cant even listen to this man when he opens his mouth”

      VP won the first election for MR. Didn’t Dayananda Dissanayake win the 2010 elections for MR?

      This man is going to win the next elections for MR, Gota, Namal…………….

      Sorry do you have any problem with that?

  • 3
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    There was a time when the Commissioner of elections was a well respected office.The only solution to the ever increasing lawlessness and manipulations is the reinstatment of the 17th amendment.

  • 2
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    Another ineffectual, useless bureaucrat, one of a long list who will go down in the History of our Country as the perpetrators of the ruin, of the future of our children.

    These are the real traitors it is not only them but their families who should be also made to pay.

  • 1
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    If the situation in Badulla is that bad and uncontrollable why don`t you say so and resign? Surely, you can declare that you can no longer hold elections peacefully in this country?

  • 1
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    Appoint a foreign national from UN as a Election commissioner

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    Citizen

    “Appoint a foreign national from UN as a Election commissioner”

    How about Devyani Khobragade, Nambiars, ………….Palitha Kohona (Australian National)…..

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