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Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) Chairman Mohamed Uvais Mohamed yesterday (30) handed over a stock of disinfectant to Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya to be used for ensuring safety of voters and polls staff at the August 5, 2020 general election. A smiling Deshapriya carries a can of disinfectant on his shoulder
(Pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri)

Wayamba Governor

lambastes EC for double


... questions HRCSL silence

over CC member’s

controversial stand

By Shamindra Ferdinando

North Western Province Governor A. J. M. Muzammil yesterday (30) alleged that the Election Commission (EC) seemed to be brazenly selective in the implementation of relevant laws pertaining to the conducting of parliamentary polls scheduled for Aug 5.

 Muzammil said that the EC owed the public an explanation as to how the EC allowed Constitutional Council member attorney-at-law Javid Yusuf to appear on the political stage whereas Governors were strongly advised against participating in the ongoing polls campaign.

 In spite of the dissolution of parliament on March 2, 2020 to pave the way for parliamentary polls, the 10-member CC headed by former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is staying put.

 The EC, embroiled in a deepening controversy over the re-renaming of the Ape Jathika Peramuna as the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) consists of Mahinda Deshapriya (Chairman),



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