Political party representatives present complaints to Elections Commissioner

Political party representatives present complaints to Elections Commissioner

Written by Staff Writer

10 Aug, 2015 | 8:29 pm

Political party representatives met with the Elections Commissioner once  again on Monday August 10, where they presented a litany of complaints, ranging from interference from the FCID to the distribution of alcohol and the misuse of state vehicles.

Media Spokesperson for SLFP Dilan Perera, speaking to media said, that the FICD run by Ranil Wickremesinghe is carrying out an operation to question and arrest top tier members of the Alliance who are running their election campaign.

He added that they informed the Elections Commissioner of this and the Elections Commissioner had said that he will take measures to prevent the FCID from questioning any candidate, may it be from the national list or otherwise, before August 17.

General Secretary of the Citizens’ Front J. Sri Ranga stated thus:

”We mainly spoke about the issue of alcohol being distributed in the Nuwara Eliya District. The IGP promised that he would put a stop to this but we are yet to see any action. So we complained to the Elections Commissioner about this once again. Then the Elections Commissioner immediately contacted the police and the DIG there to take immediate measures regarding this issue.

Meanwhile, Colombo District JVP Candidate Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala says that the Elections Commissioner informed that ministers and MPs who continue to possess state vehicles should hand them over by 12 noon on Tuesday August 11.

He said that if they fail to do so, these vehicles will be seized even while they are being driven.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Gamini Navaratne notes that they will take action based on information received and the investigations they conduct and added that they will take necessary action within the legal framework.

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