Sie sind auf Seite 1von 5

40000 illegal ballot papers in toilet of UPFA chief Ministerial candidate Rasaputra found !

Island wide election fraud with MaRa patronage

(Lan a!e!"ews! #0$March$%0&4' 4$#0PM( Following the disco)er* of the fraudulent election

acti)ities at Matara da* before *esterda*(%+( which was an inde, of how the Ra-apa se regi.e is indulging in election .alpractices and the )ictories scored based on the. ' Lan a e news inside infor.ation di)ision has this detailed report noted hereunder / 0elie)e it or not ! the large nu.ber of illegal ballot papers that were found in the office of the Matara UPFA chief Minister candidate 1handi.a Rasaputra had been ta en possession of b* the 22P of that di)ision the .ost notorious 3eshabandu 4enne oon ' and until now nobod* nows where the* were ta en or used$ 4he assistant elections 1o..issioner Aruna 2au.*a Fernando on recei)ing reliable infor.ation that a 5uantit* of illicit ballot papers are being ept hidden in the .ain office located at 0each road ' Matara of Rasaputra ' had )isited the )enue along with so.e elections officers and a )ideo ca.era to )ideotape the scene$ Aruna Fernando had ta en this step without infor.ing the police because he nows the .o.ent the police beco.es aware the culprit also gets to now under the present lawless reign$ Moreo)er since he is directl* )ested with powers to conduct a raid he has ta en this initiati)e$ Rasaputra6s office is situated at the top floor of a .an* storied building $ 4here is also an entrance to enter his office fro. the rear side )ia a stairwa*$ 4he raiding officers who entered the office fro. the front and the rear entrance were able to detect the 5uantit* of illegal ballot papers in the toilet ad-oining Rasaputra6s office$$ 4his toilet was opened for the elections officers b* 7e.antha of Rasaputra6s election office on instructions of Aruna 2au.*a Fernando and his officers$ 8hen the ballot papers were there were scrutini9ed there had e,isted no

differences apparentl* between the actual ballot papers and the fa e ones$ %:: boo s containing &;0 ballot papers each were found hidden in Rasaputra6s toilet' and all these had been )ideoed b* the Assist$ 1o..issioner6s ca.era$4here had been 400' 000 such illegal ballot papers $ Rasaputra who got wind that he is trapped had infor.ed 3eshabandu 4enne oon the worst culprit in the police force and a disgrace to the force who will 9ealousl* to do an* sordid bidding of the croo ed Ra-apa se regi.e' which action of Rasaputra in other words further confir.s that in the present lawless cli.ate 2L ' it is the cri.inals who are gi)en protection b* the police and not the co.plainant ' and that Rasaputra has ta en ad)antage of this protection e,tended to cri.inals$ 8hen these illegal ballot papers were being loaded into the )ehicle of the Assist$ 1o..issioner and elections officers' the infa.ous 22P who had arri)ed on the scene at that ti.e had told the elections officers that since the* are fraudulent ballot papers the 22P should ta e the. into his custod*$ 2P 3hanan-a*a too had arri)ed along with hi. $ A dispute had spar ed following this re5uest of the 22P 8hile the dispute was raging ' an associate of Rasaputra had wrested the )ideo ca.era and dashed it on the floor destro*ing it$ 4he Assist$ <lections 1o..issioner and his officers ha)e also co.e in for ph*sical assault' when Rasaputra had threatened = if *ou act tough we shall ill *ou$6 8hat is .ost noteworth* is all these assaults and threats was ' the* were .ade in right in the presence of the infa.ous 22P 4enne oon and 2P 3hanan-a*a$ 4his Ra-apa se cron* and lac e* 3eshabandu 22P after loading the ballot papers to his )ehicle had ne,t i..ediatel* infor.ed the President of the countr* Mahinda Ra-apa se of his great cri.inal success$ 4he President re-oicing in this cri.inal success achie)ed on his behalf had on the phone itself warned the Assist$ <lections co..issioner not to utter a word about the illegal ballot papers 'and onl* to record the destruction of the )ideo ca.era and the assault$ Accordingl* ' in the register of election reports of the police ' in paragraph &;; of page %%; ' the co.plaint of the assist$ <lections co..issioner had been recorded thus / 8hile the* were discharging their duties as 2tate officers ' two persons obstructed the. in their duties ' and destro*ed the )ideo ca.era causing a da.age a.ounting to Rs$ &4#'>00$ 4his is all that is .entioned in the co.plaint$ Mahinda 3eshapri*a ' the elections co..issioner who went to Matara subse5uentl* to in)estigate this incident told the .edia / the police had been entrusted with the in)estigation ' and after the elections are o)er ' an announce.ent in this regard will be .ade $ 7e suppressed the disco)er* of %:: fraudulent polling card boo s that were hidden in Rasaputra6s office$ Until this .orning since the police had not arrested an*bod* in this connection ' the chief co ordinating secretar* ' 2$ Medawewa of the national co..ittee in5uiring into election co.plaints has on behalf of the <lections co..issioner addressed a letter to the senior 3I? ad.inistration of the police head5uarters stating that if the culprits are not arrested b* noon

*esterda*(%@( ' elections counting of )otes will be stopped$ Following this warning ' the 22P 3eshabandu who collected the illegal ballot papers earlier had got -itter*$ 7e had su..oned two hench.en na.el* ' UPFA .e.bers' Anil 7e.antha "ethi u.ara and Man-ula Pri*antha "ethi u.ara of the Matara local bod* instead of Rasaputra who is the real culprit 'to the 22P6s office in Matara' and as ed the. to surrender $ 4hough the Ra-apa se regi.e is pretending no foul pla* is ta ing place in their .anipulated elections' conse5uent upon these cri.inal election acti)ities co..itted with i.punit* ' .an* pertinent 5uestions ha)e e.erged / Fro. who. did Rasaputra recei)e these illegal ballot papers A If these ballot papers were not detected ' how would the* ha)e been used A 8hat is the guarantee that si.ilar frauds using large 5uantities of illegal ballot papers were not being co..itted elsewhere too at these elections A 8here are those fa e ballot papers that were collected and ta en awa* b* the 3eshabandu 22P A 8here is the confir.ation that those ballot papers ta en awa* b* this notorious 22P 3eshabandu were not used at these electionsA 0* the President Mahinda Ra-apa se hi.self inter)ening to co)er up this fraud ' doesn6t it presuppose that a .assi)e Island wide election fraud had been planned .aster.inded b* the highest in the hierarch* A Is it not )er* clear that these election cri.es are being perpetrated with the support and encourage.ent of Mahinda Ra-apa se who has set the .ost igno.inious record as the onl* President of the countr* so far who stoops to an* sordid and unscrupulous acti)it* if it onl* ser)es his self see ing agendas and selfish power perpetuation goals A In the circu.stances ' who is going to hold hi.self responsible to pro)ide protection to the Assist$ <lections co..issioner Aruna Fernando who recei)ed death threats fro. the fraudsters when a.ong the. is the President hi.self A In the .idst of these outrageous election frauds and rigging if the <lections co..issioner and the .edia are still continuing to re.ain silent ' of what purpose is an election A Aren6t the people and the political parties .ost foolish if the* are to repose faith in such election e)en now without opposing it in their full force A <lections co..issioner addressed a letter to the senior 3I? ad.inistration as follows