The result from one counting centre in Puttalam was not included in the final results of the Presidential Election said the Minister Risad Badhiutheen in a media briefing held yesterday.
“There were two counting centers for the votes of the IDP’s in Puttalam. Results from one of the centre were included while the results of the second were not added. The district secretary has made the change. She has sent a letter to the elections commissioner.
With that Mahinda Rajapakse will have 32,447 votes in the Vanni. What we saw in the papers was 28,000 votes. But actually there were 32,447 votes. This was a mistake and it is the election commissioner who is responsible. 3200 of our votes were not counted. I would like to go to court over this. I request the elections commissioner to immediately include this amount and inform the public of the correct number of votes.” said the Minister Risad Badhiutheen. newsfirst