Puttalam Baiz’s antics at polling booth

By Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe

Former minister and UPFA Puttalam District candidate K. A. Baiz had reportedly made a scene at a polling booth in Puttalam on election day when he attempted to get his children to cast his vote.

Mr. Baiz had arrived at the I.B.M. Hall polling booth in Puttalam town with his wife and three young children. When it came to his turn to mark the ballot paper, he had tried to get his daughter to mark it and his son to put into the ballot box.

At that moment the Senior Presiding Officer (SPO) had informed Mr. Baiz that what he was attempting to do was inappropriate and could result in his vote being cancelled, to which the former had reportedly responded, “we shall see about that” and walked off, after casting the vote himself.

Puttalam District Returning Officer Kingsley M. Fernando told the Sunday Times that he had been informed about the incident.

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