Over 30 criminals and underworld members contesting in the upcoming election (VIDEO)

Over 30 criminals and underworld members contesting in the upcoming election (VIDEO)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

24 Dec, 2017 | 11:35 pm

Over 32 candidates contesting the upcoming Local Government Election are criminals and crime lords, says The People’s Action for a Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL)

According to PAFFREL, these criminals include underworld leaders and gang members. The details of some of these candidates have been revealed.

Which districts are they contesting from?

  • Ampara
  • Kegalle
  • Puttalam
  • Kurunegala
  • Galle
  • Kalutara
  • Colombo

The ‘Election Candidates’ also include three underworld leaders who have been involved in serious crimes.

According to the Police Special Task Force, the three candidates are to contest from Weligama and Colombo.

“90% of the Chairpersons in the past were of the habbit of stealing, taking over state owned land, creating quarries and mining. All of this had been their duty. The Chairman of the neighbouring electorate who obtained a bribe of 3 million rupees is a member of G.L. Peiris’ party” Min. Mahinda Amaraweera
General Secretary – UPFA

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