The Human Rights Commission has pointed out the need to broaden the group who would be qualified to cast postal votes. Chairperson of the Commission Dr. Deepika Udugama said that they have been informed about providing the facility for the doctors who are undergoing internship training, She said that they have drawn the attention of Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya about the matter. She further said that discussions have been held with the Elections Commissioner about providing the opportunity to cast votes for the Sri Lankans who are working and studying abroad. She disclosed that the Elections Commission has accepted the need and the legal frame work would be drafted in future. Meanwhile Dr. Deepika Udugama said that the Human Rights Commission monitors the activities of public officials at the presidential election. Complains can be lodged at the Human Rights Commission if the public officials are working partially.
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