Sri Lanka election commission can function with three members: chairman

Sri Lanka’s National Election Commission (NEC) has yet to be formally informed of the surprise resignation of a commissioner member and, regardless, the resignation of one member would have no impact on the functioning of the commission, NEC Chairman Nimal Punchihewa said.

Punchihewa told EconomyNext on Friday January 26 that the widely reported resignation of commission member P S M Charles would have no bearing on the upcoming local government elections.

“There were media reports about the resignation, but we have yet to be informed officially by the commission member or by any relevant authority,” he said.

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