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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2038

We will win in Colombo hands down – Srisena Coorey

[b]We will win in Colombo hands down – Srisena Coorey [/b]

Colombo, 09 May, (Asiantribune.com): In an interview with the "Asian Tribune" Sirisena Cooray speaking about the Colombo Municipal Council elections, says: "We have only little time, but I am confident of winning. We will win in Colombo hands down."

Here is the full text of the interview:

Question: Can you detail the implications of the decision of the Supreme Court for the UNP in the forthcoming Municipal elections? In particular the legal issues involved in it: Example: is it fair to penalize the voters and candidates because of a legal technicality?

Sirisena Cooray: We went before the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court precisely because we felt that the rejection of the entire UNP list meant denying UNPers in the city of Colombo their fundamental right to vote for a party of their choice. And you know that a majority of Colombo's citizens are supporters of the UNP. The UNP always wins in Colombo, whatever the election. I should also say that the candidate in question was more than 19 years of age when the nominations were filed. He was fully eligible to vote and to contest under the 2005 voting list.

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