Election Commission informed of AG’s opinion on vacant Kuruneagala seat

Friday, 30 August 2019

The Election Commission has been informed of the Attorney General’s opinion regarding the parliamentary seat left vacant following the demise of Salinda Dissanayake, the AG’s Coordinating Officer said. The Elections Commission last week stated that steps were taken to seek the advice of the Attorney General regarding the nomination of a candidate to fill the vacant MP post.

The Election Commission had instructed the Kurunegala District Returning Officer to submit the nomination list for the vacant seat.However, as a number of parties have made written requests regarding the post, the Returning Officer had forwarded those nominations to the Elections commission. The Director-General of the Elections Commission said that the nominations were referred to the Attorney General’s Department for advice