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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Dayananda queries authencity of complaints

[b]Dayananda queries authencity of complaints[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 12 January, ([/b] Election Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has questioned the authenticity of certain claims made by some Political parties and groups to the effect that several hundred thousands of voters were barred from casting their vote at the November 17th Presidential Election.

He was also skeptical of the fact that 98% of the letters he received as 'complaints' were in English, thereby raising questions whether the letters were sent out by a group or party.

"Initially these parties claimed that 600,000 voters didn't get to cast their ballot, a few days later this number went down to 400,000 then it slid to 350,000 and again the amount went down to170,000 and now again they have increased it to 350,000. I don't know the genuineness of these claims. But names being included and being deleted from the register is normal and it happens every year," he pointed out during a news conference recently.

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