‘Holding the General Election will be tough’

2020-01-14 at 11:57

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says the conduct of the upcoming General Election will be a major challenge.

Speaking at a function in Colombo Deshapriya said increased competitiveness could take place.

Deshapriya said the Presidential Election was conducted smoothly, adding that the General Election will be different.

He noted that there will be huge competition, claiming that it’s a profession for those contesting.

He stated that while some may consider the matter lightly, politics should be considered a profession.

Mahinda Deshapriya said contesting is similar to passing the administrative examination.

The Chairman said the conduct of the election will be challenging, claiming that voters, officials as well as the Election Commission will face a lot of pressure.