Former President and UPFA Prime Ministerial Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa conferring with Ven. Ellawela Medhananda Thera at yesterday’s inking of an agreement between Rajapaksa and several civil society groups at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre.

(pic by Saman Ranaweera)

Nothing can be done about

crossovers after polls

– HRCSL Secy

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka yesterday admitted that it lacked power to prevent elected members from switching allegiance for personal gain at the conclusion of the August 17 parliamentary polls

Secretary to the HRCSL Nimal Punchihewa said that nothing could be done to thwart crossovers.

Punchihewa was responding to a query by The Island whether HRCSL could take some remedial action to prevent corrupt politicians from switching sides at the expense of those who had voted for them as well as political parties that nominated them.

The HRCSL yesterday called a media briefing to explain measures taken so far by the commission in consultation with the Elections Secretariat to ensure a free and fair election.




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