video : Provincial Council position of the SLMC in Colombo changes
SLMC National Organizer Shafeek Rajabdeen quoted Election Commissioner saying that the name of former Councilor Abdul Hai who came first in the party preferential list was removed and instead, former Councilor Arshard Nisham Deen’s name was proposed for a Provincial Councilor post before the new gazette notification was sent for print.
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya further explained the matter during a media briefing held at the Election Department this afternoon.
After the preferential votes are announced, SLMC lodged objections with the Election Commissioner saying that preferential votes of two candidates had been interchanged.
SLMC National Organizer Shafeek Rajabdeen told our news team today that the Commissioner informed the party that he had rectified the mistake in the preferential list.
He also pointed out the it is high time that the current laws with regard to publishing of posters and other election propaganda were amended.