Saturday, May 27, 2017

Musings on the Rule of Law and Ethics for Election Commissions

A Keynote Address delivered by S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole at the Fourteenth International Electoral Affairs Symposium under the auspices of the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies at the Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo (25-26, May 2017).

While my subject is the design of electromagnetic devices, I am also asked often to teach ethics for engineers which we must include in our treatment for degree accreditation. Last week Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya gave a fine interview with the Daily Mirror. He challenged the government for delaying local government elections. I think he set a fine example for all election administrators in leadership. It is therefore natural for me to muse on the Rule of Law and Ethics for Election Professionals.