Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka Mahinda Deshapriya says that en electronic voting system needs to be introduced to the country. Speaking during a workshop at the BMICH, Deshapriya has observed that a large sum of money and human resources had to be invested under the current voting system. He has called on all political parties to make the necessary amendments to the Elections Act in order to enable the introduction of an electronic voting system.
According to Deshapriya, electronic voting systems could be introduced for national level elections as well as for those conducted in various organizations and institutions.
In a lighter vein, the Elections Commissioner has said the main opposition United National Party (UNP) may have been able to save the elephant at its party headquarters if they had used an electronic voting system for the party’s elections.