Leader of the opposition, Sajith Premadasa, accused the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance of skipping the Election Commission discussion by saying that there was a meeting of the National Security Council, even though he had been informed to present himself at the Election Commission today (07).
The opposition leader said this while addressing parliament today (07). Mr. Premadasa asked how a meeting was held only for the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance when the President and the Minister of State for Security were in Parliament.
“I think it was a dream meeting. Or a meeting for the secretary only? They are doing every trick in the book to postpone the elections. Skipping the meetings is one of them.
In the meantime, the opposition leader asked the president or the prime minister many questions related to the local government elections and also questioned about the lack of financial provisions for holding the elections.
Trying to put off elections without sending the officials concerned for negotiations is a punishable offense under Article 104, and it was pointed out that the Constitution states that the fate of all those who work to trample on the franchise will face the same fate.
He added that the speaker has the power to exercise financial power properly, and it is specifically stated in Chapter 17 of the Constitution.
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