EC mum on Gotabaya issue - Tissa

EC mum on Gotabaya issue - Tissa

February 17, 2014   02:42 pm

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The United National Party today accused the Elections Commissioner of continuing to remain silent regarding the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s involvement in the election campaign of the ruling UPFA.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that despite media reports publicizing the Defence Secretary’s participation at the launch of UPFA District Leader of Colombo Udaya Gammanpila’s election campaign recently, no action has been taken by the Elections Commissioner so far regarding the matter.

In an open letter addressed to the Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya, Attanayake says that the incident cannot be easily ignored as it was completely illegal.

He states that complaints had been made to the Commissioner on several occasions regarding the actions of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Defence Secretary, during previous elections, favoring the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

However, no measures were taken by the Elections Commissioner regarding those complaints, he said.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has also written to the Elections Chief regarding the issue.

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