Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner seeks legal advise on former Army Commander's voting rights

The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka said that he had sought the legal advise of the Attorney General to decide if the vote cast by the former Army Commander at the past Provincial Council election legal.

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka whose civic rights are questionable following the court sentences against him cast his vote at the Western Provincial Council election held recently.

The Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that the former Army Commander had not registered his vote at the residence he mentioned in the documents submitted to the Election Commissioner's Department.

He further said that Fonseka had registered his vote from a relative's house in Piliyandala.

The Election Commissioner said that he had received a complaint in regard of Fonseka's voting and his name would be removed from the electoral registry if the Attorney General instructed to do so.


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