EC directs to seize over five vehicles kept by former ministers

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The Elections Commission has directed relevant authorities to seize over five vehicles used by former minister in election campaign in violation of election laws. 

Speaking at a news briefing, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said the former ministers were required to hand over vehicles once the election was declared in early March.

“In March, we said Rs.100, 000 will have to pay for each extra vehicle they use. Some of them used vehicles even without paying and then in May we reminded that State Ministers no longer function," he said.

 “However, there are still some who keep using these vehicles. We have instructed to seize more than five. If found guilty, it could lead to these MPs being unseated if elected,” he added.

 

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  • Dudley Kamal Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:26 AM

    well said sir

    Jude Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:38 AM

    Gov't vehicles misused!! The public PAYING colossal amount of MONEY to maintain THESE vehicles and the fuel COSTS !! Best way to deal and public will have a handle on this wastage by burning the vehicle with the occupents!!?? YEAH, then the culprits will think twice before they abuse their privileges!!

    Tax Payer Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:59 PM

    Where is the discipline? The President's vision is to have a Discplined, Virtuous and Law abiding Society. Just seizing the vehicle is not enough. There must be some punishment.


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