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EC Chairman refutes allegations

Election Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya refuted the allegations levelled against him over the repatriation of his son who was studying overseas. He has stated that there is no truth in the widespread claim against him that he exploited his official influence in the repatriation of his son to the country.

The EC Chairman has made a comprehensive explanation on Facebook over the accusation that he sought courtesy of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to bring his son home.

The EC Chairman, in a Facebook post, explains: “Vidura Kasyapa Deshapriya, an Irrigation Engineer on completion of an 18-month postgraduate course on a scholarship offered by the Government of Netherlands arrived in Sri Lanka this morning in a SriLankan flight from the United Kingdom.”

He also mentions that discussions were conducted with the respective diplomatic missions over the problems which his son would have faced over visa issues and the ability to receive his medications if he had to stay even one more day in England.

He admits that he had sent the soft and hard copies of the documents sent by his son into his mobile phone, to the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Foreign Ministry Secretary and the President’s Additional Secretary who is in charge of the mission of repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad and enquired about the complications over the corresponding mission.  

According to EC Chairman Deshapriya, if the public considers that he has done an improper undertaking as the Chairman of the Election Commission by submitting the said documents sent by his son to the relevant officials and making inquiries over the same, he has no other option than saying ‘goodbye’ to the post.

The Facebook post also says that recently he discussed with other officials over a potential resignation from the post of EC chairman if everyone cannot contribute as a team, when absurd accusations against him were being frequently made under the patronage of one of his own colleagues over the media. 



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Very much appreciated MD's straight response. You have proven from the past that you are not a public funds sucker or a looter. No Worries keep doing what you do.

Bye, bye!!

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