Sri Lanka’s polls chief condemns arrest of Myanmar Election staff

The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has expressed shock over the arrest of Myanmar election officials and called for their release.

“We are shocked by the imprisonment of officials of the Election Commission Myanmar including its

Head, Mr. U Hla Thein, who took charge of the election process”, Nimal Punchihewa

Chairman Election Commission of Sri Lanka said

“..it is very unfortunate that the officials of the Election Commission of Myanmar who carry out

a legitimate duty entrusted upon them by the law have been imprisoned for carrying

out the very duty”, the statement said.

He said the Election Commission of Sri Lanka which considers the imprisonment of officials of the Myanmar Election Commission as prejudicial and

detrimental to democratic rule and urges the relevant authorities to release them

immediately, he said.

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