Oct 07, 2019

‘Manawa’ seeks clarification on Gota’s documents from EC Featured

SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had signed his nomination papers and under the Right To Information Act (RTI), an application had been submitted to the Elections Commissioner by a persons who preferred to remain anonymous by using the name ‘Manawa’.

The anonymous application intends to seek information regarding Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship certificate and details of his old ID card which was cancelled after obtaining his dual citizenship and new ID, which was registered in the electoral register and used for voting in 2017, 2018 and 2019, which was challenged by two persons, which was rejected by the Appeals Court. Subsequently, many death threats were levelled against the petitioners over social media which was notified to the Election Commissioner through email.

The applicant named ‘Manawa’ had stated that he hopes his right to information as per the provisions of Sri Lanka’s Constitution and international conventions signed by Sri Lanka.

It further states that he hopes the Election Commission and its Chairman would treat this application as the need of the public and reveal the accurate information.