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Opposition Presidential Candidate Gen. Fonseka has lodged a complaint with the Elections Commissioner this morning alleging malpractices during the Presidential elections.

The letter submitted by the candidate highlights the issues regarding election malpractices and the discovery of burnt polling cards.

“The differences in numbers seen at the counting centers and those that were received in Colombo are a major concern,” Secretary to the opposition candidate Dr. Seneka De Silva told Daily Mirror Online.

Gen. Fonseka in his complaint letter requests that copies of the certified results sheets from the Elections Counters, prepared according to the regulations of the Presidential Elections Act of 1981 section 15 subsection 59, should be submitted to the candidate at the earliest possible date.
These results should be the postal voting and voting results from the 22 districts.

He further accuses that according to information he had received the results received by the Commissioner are not those that were sent to him by the counters at the respective counting centers.

Fonseka further accuses the Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa visiting the Commissioner’s office on the 27th of January and presenting to the Elections Commissioner tampered results. 

Gen. Fonseka’s complaint letter concedes that inspite of the request to nullify the elections by the oppersition, the Commissioner had presented the results due to pressure he was facing.

But Elections commissioner Dissanayake rejected allegations today (3rd) at a press conference held at his office.

Watch Gen. Fonseka’s allegations



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