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Speaker hails peaceful elections

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  • Commends Elections Commission and state officials for ensuring fair elections
  • Thanks police, security forces and election monitoring groups for securing a peaceful election  

By Skandha Gunasekara

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday hailed the new electoral system and the peaceful manner the Local Government elections were conducted.

The Speaker, in a statement to the media yesterday, remarked that it was a significant victory for democracy that the LG polls on 10 February, the country’s first experience of the new electoral system, was a peaceful, free and fair election. 

He then commended the Commissioner of the Election Commission along with his officials, the officials of the Delimitation Commission, the Additional Commissioner of the Elections Department and its officials as well as all other public official involved in election process.

He then went on to thank the national police force and other security personnel, as well as local and international election monitoring groups for providing an invaluable service.

He also appreciated the efforts of the media for reporting the election process in a fair, unbiased and accurate manner. 

Furthermore, the Speaker also expressed his gratitude to the voters for conducting themselves with integrity and for ensuring the election was peaceful while going on to congratulate the elected Local Government councillors. 

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