Display of slogans, signs, stickers with photographs, flags promoting a candidate on vehicles is prohibited except on vehicles in which contestant candidate travels, the National Election Commission said.
The Election Commission also said it had received complaints regarding the display of slogans, signs, stickers with photographs, flags promoting a candidate of party on private vehicles including private buses and three wheelers in contravention of election laws following the declaration of the Parliamentary Election.
“Display of the such slogans, signs, stickers on vehicles other than those in which the contestant candidate travels is an offence under Section 74 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No.l of 1981,” it said.
“Necessary instructions have already been issued to the respective Police Stations to conduct random search patrols covering all police areas to remove such materials pasted on private vehicles including private buses and three wheelers,” it added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)