LG Ministry Secretary denies withholding delimitation information

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:45 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry Secretary Kamal Padmasiri denied withholding details of delimitation issues in particular electorates from Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya. 

Deshapriya had earlier said at a press conference that he had sent a letter last May to Padmasiri seeking information on delimitation issues but had not received a reply so far.

Refuting the statement, Padmasiri insisted such a letter was not received by him. He added he only had a copy of a letter DE/LAE/1/17(II) on 11 May which was sent to Delimitation Review Committee Chairman Asoka Peiris by Deshapriya. 

Padmasiri claimed making such statements without knowing the true facts was not appropriate for a responsible officer like Deshapriya. (CG)