Audio: Private buses to shun election posters, banners

8 July 2015 08:47 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Private buses would not be allowed to use election propaganda banners and posters on them for the upcoming general elections, Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) said today.

“If any candidate or political party did so, action will be taken to remove them with the help of the Police after informing the Elections Commissioner,” LPBOA Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said.

“A special written request had been made by the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya on deploying private buses to transport ballot boxes and nearly 1000 buses have been reserved to serve the election duties,” he said.

“We understand that more buses would be used by the Elections Department instead of other vehicles,” Mr. Wijeratne said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 3

  • lkboy Wednesday, 08 July 2015 03:13 PM


    Dee Wednesday, 08 July 2015 09:22 PM

    Gonna really miss those ugly faces beaming especially on southern coastal route.

    de silva Wednesday, 08 July 2015 04:11 PM

    Agood and brave decision,but what about CTB.I see several CTB buses having a politician;s leaflets pasted in buses.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

The 20th Amendment Bill Lest We Forget

Strident calls were repeatedly made from many quarters for the 19th Amendment

Public transport 'side-laned'?

“Miss, mantheeru neethiya nisa api bus passen yanna one. Ithin drop eka par

Land acquisitions in Hanthana and Knuckles Mountain ranges

Sri Lankans will soon lose their opportunity to boast about the rich biodiver

Wanathawilluwa forest clearance: Whodunit?

Days after the Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland, situated in Puttalam District, ma