Elections secretariat extends invitations to International Observers and Monitors

Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 12:36


The elections secretariat has extended invitations yesterday to International Monitors to observe and monitor the Northern, Central and North Western Provincial Council Elections.


Speaking to our news team elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya stated that the invitations were extended to associations and organizations that Sri Lanka is a member of.


Speaking further he stated that the Commonwealth, Asian Election Monitors Association and members of Monitors belonging to SAARC member countries were extended invitations in this manner.


However, the elections commissioner also stated that the rumor that observers of countries who voted against Sri Lanka during the UNHRC summit in Geneva not being invited is untrue.


He reiterated that the fact that a country voted for or against Sri Lanka at Geneva does not dictate which country is extended an invitation.