backdoor ranil's puppet dictator sirisena is desperately trying his best to prevent a mahinda led upfa victory by 'sacking' general secretaries of upfa and slfp. this is done to prevent them from appointing polling agents and nominating national list mps after election.
to ensure free and fair elections, election commissioner, should postpone the election till courts definitely rule on legitimacy of dictator's attempt to sack general secretaries of these major parties. it should be postponed to a date after the advanced level exams currently being held.
if this cannot be done,
- he should ensure that individual candidates have the right to appoint polling agents.
- not announce the names of national list mps of any party until gen sec issue is resolved in courts.
he should retain his special powers till national list nominees are announced by name, and election is concluded.
postponing election, by two weeks or so, will have another benefit. unhrc report on alleged war crimes in sri lanka will be released during next week or so. ranil and his puppet fixed election date on 17th (in the middle of exams) mainly to ensure it is over before the release of report, since content is likely to increase support for mahinda. this undemocratic attempt to keep sri lankan voters in ignorance would also be defeated through a postponement.