13.11.2019 / 15.03.1441
Let us act with more vigilant on the day of election
We are aware that the Presidential election would be held on the November 16, 2019. As citizens of Sri Lanka it is our right to caste our vote to our preferred candidate. We therefore urge all Citizens who has obtained their voting right to utilize it by casting their votes without wasting.
All voters are requested to caste their voting to their preferred candidate as early as possible within the stipulated timing without delaying. Further provide the fullest support for the officers who are appointed on Election Duty and carry documents to produce which will prove your identity like the National Identification Card.
It is a mandatory requirement to show your identity when entering to the polling booth, hence we kindly request the women folk who wear the face cover to cooperate with the officers by opening the face cover to confirm your identity when entering the polling booth. And also to be accompanied by a Mahram when going to the polling booth. Further it is preferred to travel in vehicles as much as possible and return home without delay. This would perhaps help us to avoid any unhappy occurrence.
After casting the votes, be engage in useful activities, rather than loitering in the roads and public places, similarly also engage in prayers to ensure the successful candidate to be the one who is more committed to the nation, largely engage in for the betterment of the citizen, able and efficient to devote his best to build this nation and its citizen.
We also kindly request the Ulama, Trustees of the Masjids and Divisional branches of the ACJU, to advise and provide corrective guidance on above to the general public.
Note: We also kindly request the Trustees of Masjid to read this statement after the Jumuah Prayers.
Al Sheikh A.C.Agar Mohamed
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama