Remove Cut outs and Banners: Election Commissioner

Dec 05, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Elections Commissioner instructed all local government institutions to remove cut-outs and banners with regard to the forthcoming presidential election, a media report said. If it is wrong the legal actions should be taken, Keheliya Rambukwella said.

Action must be taken from the relevant government authorities,

It is wrong that all the political parties violates election laws. For examples they leaflets can only be distributed, but there is a problem here. I’m with that stance.

The commissioner has also urged the Colombo Municipal Council to remove election related posters and cut-outs by midnight today.

At the Cabinet briefing held yesterday, information minister Keheliya Rambukwella responded to a question from a journalist asking about the cutouts and banners that have being put up without paying taxes to the local government authorities.