The opposition leader said that he met the Legislative Council today and announced that calling for applications for the Election Commission at a time when an election is being held is an anti-political act and even if such applications are called for other commissions, such calling for the Election Commission cannot be approved.
Also, as three members of the Election Commission were threatened with death, even police protection was given to their homes and in such a situation, the Legislative Assembly calling for applications for candidates to the Election Commission is a violation of the Constitution and it was requested to be done after March 9. The opposition leader further emphasized that this will give those who try to disrupt the elections an opportunity to engage in more political conspiracies and disrupt the elections.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said today (30) that Samagi Jana Balawega’s Colombo District Mayoral candidate Mr. Mujibur Rahman and other candidates received blessings from all religious leaders and started the election campaign.
The opposition leader visited the religious shrines including Hunupitiya Gangarama Viharaya, Muslim Grand Mosque, Kochchikade St. Anthony’s Church, and Mayurapati Temple this morning for blessings.
The Constituent Assembly of the country is supposed to protect the people’s sovereignty and sovereignty and not to violate it and at this time in any way calling fresh application for members for the Election Commission is a violation of the constitution and although the Constituent Assembly has promised to maintain the confidentiality of the Constituent Assembly, the illegal actions of the Constituent Assembly that violate the democratic rights of the people cannot be approved. The opposition leader further emphasized that the decisions will be disclosed to the people.
The leader of the opposition said that the judiciary has taken steps to punish those who commit wrongdoing in the country under the civil law, and the civil case verdict on the Easter attack is a good example of that, if the members of the legislative assembly commit such illegal acts, they will be prosecuted, he emphasized.