Retain the Rights of Sinhalese Voters in the Vavuniya Region
Posted on September 9th, 2017

DR DASARATH JAYASURIYA, PRESIDENT, SOCIETY FOR PEACE, UNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ARI LANKA SPUR, AUSTRALIA

Dear Election Commissioner,

As reported in this news item ( please review the Rivera article for  which a link is provided), the universal franchise of a large number of Sinhalese in the NE surrounding the Vavuniya Region have been compromised by omitting their names from the electoral list.

Theses people who have had their names on the electoral list would not check whether the current status remaining unchanged,  as they have not requested any change and hence not expecting change. Trust you appreciate these people are poor people mostly and would find it extremely difficult to find information in electronic or written media.

In addition, I would respectfully inform you that that your web does not carry any information on the Voter Awareness icon nor  have you included any Media Releases recently in 2017 referring to the electoral list. This was the case in English as well as  in the Sinhalese version of the web pages.

I believe you will respect the view that the people sighted in the said Villages in the Vavuniya area have the right to vote and  that their names should not be removed by any high level official surreptitiously or underhandedly what ever the reason, without  following due process and informing the affected voters.

It’s the responsibility of the Government at all levels, Central, Provincial and Local to ensure that the people have their universal franchise to vote protected and retained as it existed in 2013.

Please take the necessary steps urgently to address this issue.

Thank you for your kind consideration,

DR DASARATH JAYASURIYA

PRESIDENT

SOCIETY FOR PEACE, UNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ARI LANKA SPUR,

AUSTRALIA

One Response to “Retain the Rights of Sinhalese Voters in the Vavuniya Region”

  1. Senerath Says:

    All indications are that creation of evnclaves for minoritites everywhere is the definition of re-sonsillyaction Machang. Thank for this. People can request these lists under the new public information act and he should provide it. There is a “Koota Kumanthranaya” to change the electoral demarkations to create Tamil/Muslim majority areas. In Singapore they do this to tsop forming enclaves, here our greedy fools do the opposite.

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