No Army for the election; Elections commissioner

Friday, 23 August 2013 - 18:37



Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya states that security forces will not intervene in any form during the upcoming provincial polls.


The elections commissioner who engaged in an inspection tour in the North expressed these views when he met with the election coordinating officers in the Vavuniya District.



Meanwhile, leader of the National Workers Union parliamentarian Palani Digambaran states that the president had instructed him to engage in political activities in the North without resorting to clashes.


Speaking to the media following a public gathering in the Bogawantalawa region today he stated that the president issued these instructions when he met with President Rajapakse to notify him of the harassment his party was being subjected to by the Ceylon Workers Congress.