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Why 3.6 million iD cards printed when only 1.9 million is the requirement ? –attempting election frauds? – Ravi Karunanayake

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Though there are nearly 20 Lakhs persons without identity cards, the registration of persons Dept. has decided to print temporary cards for them for the forthcoming Presidential elections. That is a total of 3.6 million cards.The temporary ID cards were used for election frauds during the Northern Provincial

The UNP Parliamentrian Ravi Karunanayake has pointed out that there is room to suspect there will be a fraud in respect of this issue fo cards.According to the voters list of 2008, there are 1.955,312 voters without ID cards.Yet, the Elections Commissions Dept. has printed one million cards and the registration of persons Dept. 2.6 million cards.

 

Council elections in the same way. Therefore the production of temporaray cards by the Registartion of persons Dept. is questionable.

 

By printing ID cards at two places, the issue of two cards to an individual is likely.

As two depts. are producing the same thing, chances for fraud are huge. (as they are not properly co ordinating )

 

ID cards can be issued even to those whose names are not in the voters list.

For certification, the officers involved are Govi authorized officer, Samurdhi officer, JPs. These officers are all political appointees.

5 As there is no list of the individuals to whom the UD cards are to be issued, any body cah work out an iD card.

 

Because two Depts. Are engaged in the same task, it opens the gateway for frauds. Because of the issue of temporary ID cards, both main political parties got the opportunity to resort to election frauds, Parliamentrian Ravi Karunanayake pointed out.