Comments on: Insights into Mahinda Rajapaksa’s re-election campaign on social media http://groundviews.org/2014/12/18/insights-into-mahinda-rajapaksas-re-election-campaign-on-social-media/ Journalism for Citizens Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:07:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: Pol Pot http://groundviews.org/2014/12/18/insights-into-mahinda-rajapaksas-re-election-campaign-on-social-media/#comment-59453 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:36:00 +0000 http://groundviews.org/?p=16854#comment-59453 It is possible that the EC will fake a Heart Attack on 8-1-15, allowing his new DEC (Amaradasa from Hambantota)
to carry on?

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By: srivan http://groundviews.org/2014/12/18/insights-into-mahinda-rajapaksas-re-election-campaign-on-social-media/#comment-59452 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:29:00 +0000 http://groundviews.org/?p=16854#comment-59452 Good wine needs no tweeting at all!

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By: Justin http://groundviews.org/2014/12/18/insights-into-mahinda-rajapaksas-re-election-campaign-on-social-media/#comment-59449 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:00 +0000 http://groundviews.org/?p=16854#comment-59449 Election process in any democracy is to enable voters to make a free choice without any manipulation whatsoever by polticians, the servants of the people.

The Election Commissioner(EC) has a code of conduct for political parties to ensure;

a) Peaceful environment during elections
b) To guarantee no intimidation of voters and Public Servants in any form.

The recent disturbing statements by the EC suggests that in SL, we the people, are losing democracy to ruthless and unsruplous politicians.

It appears that the EC is losing control and urgently needs help from us the people who constitute our democracy.

Burning down of political platform of opponents, intimidating public servants and other possible threats to the EC have made him to say that he and his staff may resign their positions.

Can we the people, the owners of our democracy, ask the politicos and their supporters to strictly adhere to the election code of conduct and preserve our democracy.

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