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By Amira Cader

Private bus operators have requested the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka to impose a ban on politicians pasting election related posters on private buses which goes against existing election laws.

President of the Private bus operators association Gemunu Wijeratna, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the Elections Chief had assured that legal action will be taken against any private bus owner who displays election propaganda on a passenger bus after February 26, the day the accepting of nominations ends.

“Some individuals paste election posters on private buses and pasting such posters or stickers on buses is against election laws. Our job is to serve the public and not campaign for any individual or party,” he added.

The private bus operators held a meeting with the Elections Commissioner on Monday to discuss issues relating to how the private busses would operate for the upcoming general elections. 

He also said that the operators had discussed shortcomings endured by the people during the Presidential Elections through which they could rectify such mistakes and improve their services for the General Elections. “We want to improve our services for the upcoming general elections, especially the services we offer to the people in the north and East,” he said. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:54 AM

    What can the Elections Commissioner do when he could not even get the Government institutions to conform to the Elections law?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 09:45 AM

    NO WAY PEOPLE !
    WE ARE THE POSTER NATION !
    PASTING POSTERS IS OUR NATIONAL PASSTIME..
    No empty spaces will be spared!!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 06:30 AM

    What a Joke!!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:01 AM

    Same announcement was made before the President Election but the posters pasted on buses are still there nearly one after the Election. These announcements are made to fool the voters , but will never be implemented.

    This is Sri Lanka.

    T Ruth

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:01 AM

    what about CTB buses?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:03 AM

    Private bus should be protected same as private properties also protected.Why we destroy public properties every where should be stopped hanging.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:03 AM

    no problem.they only stick stickers.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:27 AM

    Good move, what a bout the CTB buses ????

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:48 AM

    How could anyone paste posters on private buses owned by individuals without their permission. We have become a nation of "poster pasters" for cheap politicians. Elections Commissioner cannot do anything as we have seen but there should be some law against interference in other people's property.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:05 AM

    What about CTB buses ?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:09 AM

    More ineffective directives by the Elections Commissioner! Mr. Dayananda D you have become the joke of the Century.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:16 AM

    Will it happen becuase this is Sri Lanka (sorry not Sri Lanka but Politics in this country)

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:14 AM

    The Elections Commissioner is the biggest Fraud. How can anyolne expect anything from him. He was silenced during the pres. electrons. The GE is nothing for him


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