Rosy confirms she rejected diplomatic posting

Former United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake has confirmed that she had rejected a diplomatic posting offered to her.Senanayake, who lost the Parliamentary election last week, said that she feels she needs to remain close to the public despite losing the election. “I understand I can do a lot for my country as a diplomat but I do not want to distance myself from the people who voted for me,” she said. She said that her representatives who were at the counting stations had noted discrepancies in the number of votes she had received according to the formal list as opposed to the numbers sen by her representatives. (Colombo Gazette) The former Minister said that she had also raised concerns over the counting of preferential votes.