EU observers highlight absence of campaign financing law

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The European Union Election Observation Mission which is currently in town has highlighted the absence of ‘a regulatory framework on campaign financing’ which was recommended in its report presented after the 2015 Presidential Election.

In a brief interview with the Daily Mirror, Deputy Chief Observer Dimitra Ioannou said one of the issues in the 2015 report was on a regulatory framework on campaign financing, but it not evident at this election as well.

She said the observation team in Colombo and outside would follow up campaign expenditure and how the parties and candidates organised their campaign events.

Ms. Ioannou told a news conference in Colombo that the mission had submitted 26 recommendations with reference to the 2015 election and three of them such as the setting up of the Election Commission through a constitutional amendment, the conduct of voter education and awareness programmes and the reservation of a quota for women at local authorities, had been fully implemented while some of the other recommendations had been implemented in part.

She said the current mission would have two separate units to monitor the traditional media and social media.

The mission led by Marisa Matias, a member of European Parliament, is deploying observers in the 25 administrative districts of the country giving a wider coverage than previously. It will carry out a comprehensive assessment on the legal framework, electoral administration, voter registration, campaigning, the conduct of the media, voting, counting and tallying and the transmission of results. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Buddhist Wednesday, 23 October 2019 05:58 AM

    EU is paving the way to take away GSP in case Gotabaya wins due to war times crime issue.

    Daya Wednesday, 23 October 2019 06:31 AM

    To prevent individuals taking undue advantage through financial backing for the campaign, we need a constitutional amendment to restrict the campaign budget to LKR X/Y/Z for Presidential, National and Local elections.

    chris Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:01 AM

    Its better to light a candle than curse the darkness. So how can you offer a solution? public workshops, party workshops, grants to buy good accounting systems with public portal or dashboard, do something constructive.

    Jude Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:25 AM

    There's numerous Allegations of Unlawful Campaigning in the 2016 EU Referendum!!! DON'T preach us about lack of campaign financing laws in SL !!! No where in the west or in America, politicians following CFL's!!! They're flouting the laws for a instant when individuals and corporates have limits, however corporate donors organize $1000 plate a dinner fundraiser which corporate claims paid by employees! However its vice versa and send like 1000 employees to the dinner and in ONE NIGHT raise $1 million!! And thats how corporate companies gettaway with Campaigning finance laws and limits!! Huh!!! $1000 a plate dinners are common practice of flouting the limit laws!! Campaign Financing Laws are a Joke!!YEAH!!

    Reality Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:21 AM

    Gota and MR will struggle will not comply with all the stolen money they have as a family, or else Gota would have never come back from the US. Much easier to steal poor people’s money by getting Chinese Commercial Loans.


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