Remove banners, cut-outs: Polls chief

5 December 2014 02:22 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has sent out instructions to all local government institutions to remove cut-outs and banners put up in connection with the forthcoming presidential elections.

 

Even though the power to remove these would be vested with him only after the handing over of the nomination papers, on December 8, the Elections Commissioner has instructed the local government authorities to remove them.

 

The commissioner had also given instructions to the Colombo Municipal Council to remove election related posters and cut-outs.

 

He had said that the local government regulations gave the police power to remove them and they should act accordingly.

 

Colombo Mayor A.J.M. Muzammil said yesterday that he had given instructions to the officials concerned to remove them before December 6. More than 1800 hoardings depicting the president are exhibited within Colombo Municipal Limits. Several election monitoring groups hadexpressed their displeasure over, and complaints had been made to the elections commissioner as well.

 

Meanwhile the BASL has asked the mayor to remove these cut-outs or face legal action. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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  • Annoy Friday, 05 December 2014 10:46 AM

    Wow ! Wonder of ASIA !

    T Wickrmaratna Friday, 05 December 2014 08:18 AM

    EC. Pl stop trying to fool the voters. That is all.

    Asokamala Friday, 05 December 2014 08:31 AM

    Who is going to that? Our police??

    surasena Friday, 05 December 2014 08:37 AM

    please stop kidding. we all know that MR actions are more powerful than of legal actions as is law.

    Suq Madique Friday, 05 December 2014 08:49 AM

    What will you do if they are not removed? Do you have the guts to take any action?

    Chryshan Friday, 05 December 2014 08:55 AM

    What a waste of public money

    praba Friday, 05 December 2014 09:07 AM

    Nokerena weda kamata koduru thel hathpatteyak ekathu kireema

    Veritas Friday, 05 December 2014 09:07 AM

    They had better work fast: Tomorrow is the 6th!

    Jayantha Jayamanne Friday, 05 December 2014 09:29 AM

    No one will do that job as these cut outs

    Cobra Friday, 05 December 2014 09:30 AM

    A mere cry in the wilderness!!!

    Peris Friday, 05 December 2014 09:32 AM

    3 * 2 Cutouts cost 2900/- so 5220000/- of public money. hehe nice ne 5.2 million, savings from his salary..


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