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Chairman of Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya stands beside a decoration at the Annual Cricket Awards held at Waters Edge on Tuesday. He was a special invitee at the event.

EC erupts over private

software company role

in releasing polls results

* 2019 prez poll:

Election Commission (EC) member Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole has found fault with the EC for involving a private enterprise - Lanka Software Foundation - (LSF), in the issuance of presidential poll results.Prof. Hoole expressed serious concerns over the way the LSF had been brought into the EC operation. He criticized the EC move after EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya paid a glowing tribute to the LSF.

Deshapriya, in a comprehensive statement that dealt with the 2019 presidential poll, explained why a new system to computerise the polls results had been introduced. Recalling the difficulties experienced in the issuance of Local Government polls results, in Feb 2018,



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