Elections Secretariat observes ‘rapid increase’ in complaints on misuse of state resources

Elections Secretariat observes ‘rapid increase’ in complaints on misuse of state resources

Elections Secretariat observes ‘rapid increase’ in complaints on misuse of state resources

Written by Staff Writer

14 Dec, 2014 | 11:49 am

The Elections Secretariat states that complaints regarding misuse of state resources is increasing at a rapid rate.

The Complaint Unit of the Elections Secretariat stated that 55 complaints have been received thus far.

According to the Elections Secretariat,  ten of the complaints lodged are related to the misuse of state property while 17 other complaints are related to the use state resources for election campaign activities.

Twenty seven (27) incidents of transfer, arbitrary promotion and appointment of state officials have also been reported.

Meanwhile, Election Monitors and Executive Director of CAFFE Keerthi Tennakoon have also confirmed these claims of the misuse of state resources.

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