SLMC rejects Colombo preferential vote results - Election Commissioner's decision this evening : Video
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that he would give a final decision to the objections raised by Sri Lanka Muslim Congress over the Colombo district preferential vote results.
SLMC says that the preferential votes which should have been counted into the account of one of its candidates were changed.
SLMC National Organizer Shafeek Rajabdeen further described the cause of objection.
Election Commissioner Deshapriya said that a scrutinizing process has already been continuing with regard to the SLMC appeal.
However he insisted that neither a politician nor an officer has intently made a change to the result.
He also said that a correction should be made if a party secretary lodges some objections and if a mistake is traced, it will be rectified in the official gazette to be issued later.
When our news team contacted Colombo District Returning Officer and Colombo District Secretary Kamal Padmasiri said that a final decision will be given this evening to the SLMC objections.
SLMC spokesman said that his party won one seat in the Colombo District and a candidate Abdul Hareem has secured the highest number of preferential votes.
Meanwhile People’s Congress led by Minister Richard Badiudeen which contested an election for the first time also won a seat in the Colombo District.
Total number of preferential votes of defeated candidates of the Colombo district has not yet been announced but their counterparts in other districts have already received the totals of preferential votes.