Court Order on election petition not activated

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Election watchdog PAFFRELL says that though the Moneragala High Court verdict on an election petition, in connection with offering bribes to voters, had been issued over a year ago, it has not been activated to date.

The appeal filed by the election watchdog, with regard to the verdict issued by the Court, was also dismissed by the Court on 7 June.

As per the verdict announced by the Moneragala High Court, on 13 September last year, M. Sunil Shantha Wanasinghe has been declared as the legitimate candidate elected to the Maduruketiya electorate.

Hence, the PAFFRELL organisation has urged the parties involved in the case to take action to implement the verdict issued by the Court and remove the respondent candidate from his position.

By Vineetha M. Gamage