Sep 21, 2019

EC alleged of overstepping his boundaries! Featured

Party leaders had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to warn the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya not to overstep his boundaries.

This matter had been discussed at the party leaders meeting regarding a letter said to have been sent by the Election Commissioner to the party leaders and a group of MPs regarding the Provincial Council election.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella had said at this meeting that as the parliament is the supreme institution in the country no one else can advise parliament on how it should operate.

This statement by Kiriella was endorsed by Mahinda Amaraweera, Dinesh Gunawardena and Jayantha Samaraweera.

Accordingly, the Speaker had assured the Members of Parliament that he would notify the Election Commissioner regarding this issue.

When the Election Commissioner was asked to comment regarding the decision taken to warn him regarding his actions, the Election Commissioner said, “No Comment”.