Who spent the most on Presidential campaigns? – Centre For Monitoring Election Violence

Who spent the most on Presidential campaigns? – Centre For Monitoring Election Violence

Who spent the most on Presidential campaigns? – Centre For Monitoring Election Violence

Written by Staff Writer

05 Nov, 2019 | 9:02 pm

COLOMBO (News1 st):- Centre For Monitoring Election Violence spoke about the expenses incurred by presidential candidates for election campaigns.

National Organiser of the Centre, Manjula Gajanayake revealed how much the candidates have spent on television and print media.

“Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has spent Rs. 42 million for print media. They have spent Rs. 456 million on digital media as well. As other expences, specially when it comes to organizing meeting, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has spent around Rs. 76 million rupees. The total expenditure incurred by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna until today is Rs. 574 million. The New Democratic Front has spent Rs. 68 million rupees on print media. They have spent Rs. 219 million on digital media. Exceeding the SLPP, the NDF has spent around Rs. 85 rupees for things such as organizing meetings and other miscelleneous activities. In total, NDF has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 372 million.” 

Further speaking about the other parties he said;

“The National People’s Power Movement has spent only a million rupees for print media during past 14 days. They have spent Rs.4 million on digital media. They have spent around Rs. 11 million for other activities like organizing meetings. General Mahesh Senanayake and Dr. Ajantha Perera have spent less that Rs. 3 million for their entire election campaign. We have to always question about the revenue earned and the expenditure incurred. Sri Lanka has not set regulations. So Sri Lankans will always wonder if those who sponsor the money are from which category. They can be from the field of drugs and the underworld.”

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