Police at the Kandy Police Headquarters was considering taking legal action against Keheliya Rambukwella (UPFA) Lakshman Kiriella (UNP) and Shathini Kongahage(UNP) for violating elections regulations and engaging in illegal propaganda activities after the handing over of nominations on Monday (13).
The three named had allegedly gone with their supporters in processions shouting slogans and obstructing bus transport at the Cross Road near the Kandy District Secretariat where nominations were being accepted for forthcoming General Election.
These violations of the election law had been brought to the notice of the Elections Commissioner and the advice of the Attorney General was to be sought on what action should be taken against them, a senior police official said.
They said that they might also call for footage of the incident from the news outlets that were recording the proceedings to be shown on their channels. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
Comments - 30
Mason Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:39 AM
The Election Commissioner has said swift action would be taken against those who violate election rules. Even before it could begin, the Police are dragging their feet. What happened on 13th is brought to light on 18th !!It appears that it is going to be business as usual.
kanaya Saturday, 18 July 2015 07:33 PM
All three originally from UNP.Send all of them hone together with Ranil.
J Palitha Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:03 PM
I thought Kehiliya was a decent educated man studied in a leading School in Kandy. I saw how badly he behaved with his Henchmen (all thugs) after the nomination.
Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:07 PM
Not only Rambukwella misbehaved after nomination now he had started threatening the Estate Tamil people not to vote for UNP.
de silva Saturday, 18 July 2015 12:34 PM
Rules and regulations are for all,whatever party they belong.They all have to be charged.
Srimal Saturday, 18 July 2015 12:35 PM
Ciil! Every body is equal before the law! The true meaning of YAHAPAALANAYA!Can you imagine this happening under the former regime??
Nims Sunday, 19 July 2015 03:05 AM
Ban anyone who has violated Elections regulations contesting the election irrespective of their political affiliations
Cheers Saturday, 18 July 2015 01:28 PM
Why only Keheliya what about the other 2 from UNP is it another cover up like the central bank robbery law should be equal to all
mel Sunday, 19 July 2015 05:00 AM
Oh yes remove them immediately, if you are sincere in implementing election laws.
renu Saturday, 18 July 2015 02:02 PM
If anybody has violated election laws they should be punished be it Rowdy UPFA or the UNP
Chandra Sunday, 19 July 2015 06:56 AM
On 12th July 2015 I saw so called deputy of justic ministry also having vehicle parade at roads in Kaduwala area didturbing to public. Any action to him too via DM Android App
Gp Sunday, 19 July 2015 09:05 AM
I am waiting to see this legal action taken by Police... Also legal action for pasting posters... Why not?
Amila Saturday, 18 July 2015 03:18 PM
You are 100% accurate.
UnchiKun Saturday, 18 July 2015 03:21 PM
Cancel their nominations. All three are of little value to the country. Do it fast to set an example to the rest.
Imash Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:22 AM
Only Keheliya Rambukwella is guilty. FCID will confirm this.
ANTON Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:32 AM
OMG ...... THESE THREE WILL BE PUNISHED AND SENT TO JAIL ???
ramesh jayaratje Saturday, 18 July 2015 04:35 PM
Hi Kiris Baba ... Ubanam babek thamai .. hv u ever seen a petrol bomb .. maybe what u saw was a watura botalayak .. harako
Bubble Banda Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:43 AM
Correct only Keheliya was seen with rowdys in Kandy creating a big scene. (eye witness)
Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:44 AM
Keheliya should be sent to jail as he created lot of disturbance to the public soon after the nominations.
Amila Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:53 AM
We are watching next steps of police.
Sunil Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:54 AM
cancel the nomination for violating elections regulations.
Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:59 AM
Kehiliya should be punished and put into jail, he came with his nasty gangsters with petrol bombs. (true news for CID)
giri Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:05 AM
It seems the law enforcers are having guts to take action action against the corrupt politicians!
S.Sriranjan Saturday, 18 July 2015 05:58 PM
Good move by a Good Government! Who ever violate the Election rules should be punished!
E Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:20 AM
Country is not ruled by jungle law any more. "yahapalanaya"
Kandy Kolla Saturday, 18 July 2015 06:26 PM
There were many others too, in Kandy, behave like gangsters that day.
Sikuru Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:23 AM
FCID is only for financial crimes
Sikuru Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:25 AM
FCID is irrelevant, Keheliya made a big mess there, while UNPers did campaign they behaved well
lion Saturday, 18 July 2015 06:59 PM
It is sad that people like Kiriella resorted to this type of cheap publicity.He is shouting at previous regime for violating the law and he himself has resorted to do same.can we vote for this type of people?
tomsam Saturday, 18 July 2015 07:05 PM
Give him a bottle of kassipu;he will jump off the balcony as he did in Australia
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