Elections Commissioner commences elimination of unsuitable members!

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said there are many who contested the Local Government, Municipal Council, Urban Council and Pradeshiya Sabha elections without proper qualifications.

The Elections Commissioner said this in response to a query made regarding the measures proposed to be taken by the Elections Commission regarding the unsuitability of many of those who were elected based on false documentation.
Accordingly, the Elections Commissioner said that based on this investigation, if persons who hold office are found to be unsuitable, they would be removed from their posts.

The Elections Commission has already taken measures to remove UPFA Kurunegala Urban Council member Krishnapalan Thyagarajah from his post as he had presented false information when contesting.

The relevant member was notified by the Elections Commission regarding this action.

Mahinda Deshapriya said that the Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman M.K. Amila had been removed from his post and his membership as he had been convicted of a crime and had served a prison term.