The Supreme Court today dismissed a Fundamental Rights Petition filed by ex-Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake for a recount of the preferential votes at the August 2015 Parliamentary Elections.
Senanayake, requested for a recount on the grounds that the counting of preferential votes had being inaccurate, which had resulted in her losing her Parliamentary seat.
However, the Court after taking into account the documents submitted by the Attorney General, declared that a recount was not necessary.
The UNP from which Senanayake contested the election, had refuted allegations made by her and stated in writing that there was no error in the counting of preferential votes.
Mano Ganeshan and Rosy Senanayake obtained 69,064 and 65,320 preferential votes respectively.