MPs should submit asset declarations before Aug. 20

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The National Elections Commission informed all newly elected MPs to submit their assets and liabilities declarations before the first sitting of the new Parliament, August 20.

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said according to the law, MPs should declare their assets by the first sitting of Parliament to the Commission.

The candidates who were not elected to Parliament but had still failed to submit their asset declarations are supposed to submit them before September 6.

Meanwhile, National Coordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Manjula Gajanayake said it was much fitting to publish the assets and liabilities online so that general public could access them.

“The laws pertaining to asset declaration should be changed because the commission does not make public the contents of those declarations.

“The commission uses to keep these declarations inside a locker but never put in the public domain,” he said.

Gajanayake urged the new parliament to change this law and invited all candidates to publish their assets on their official web sites and social media platforms.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • lion Friday, 14 August 2020 05:38 AM

    Gotha must insist on this before the looting commence by the boys in his camp.

    Odin Friday, 14 August 2020 06:43 AM


    Masses Friday, 14 August 2020 08:32 AM

    Legislator's (MP's) primary duty is to introduce laws and regulations that prevent corruption and losses to the state and promote transparency . Assets acquired by force are unaccountable ? Has CE got enough clout to do it ?

    Murshid Idroos Friday, 14 August 2020 08:56 AM

    What happens those elected fall short Do they have to vacate their seats

    Sokraes Friday, 14 August 2020 08:58 AM

    If not, the law allowed a stern punishment up to 500 Rs.

    Kusal Friday, 14 August 2020 09:40 AM

    Biggest joke so far !!

    Warren Raed Friday, 14 August 2020 09:41 AM

    Gota is also going to end up being another joker like MS very soon.

    Nimal Friday, 14 August 2020 10:23 AM

    Please open a medical clinic in the Parliament with a wedamahathmayaa to treat snake bites. Many could be prone to snake attacks now.

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