Sri Lanka's election commission unleashed to respond to local executive polls: Justice minister

Neither the Sri Lankan government nor parliament have the energy to issue directives on the national polling fee, 

Rajapakshe told parliament on Thursday January 05 that the government will not meddle in the way the election commission exercises its mandate.

Responding to a question from opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, the minister said the 21st amendment to the constitution

“Neither the government nor the parliament have the energy to disturb the directives of that commission or alternate their decisions

That energy is completely invested within the commission.

As authorities, we have not made any decision to interrupt the activities of the commission or change its hours

We have also not had any verbal exchange with them about it,” he said.

“This duty is assumed through the electoral commission, which must be carried out independently. This is our wish too,” he added.

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