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The main opposition UNP charged today it would take legal action against the Government if it used and abused state property for election campaigning.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayaka told a news conference today said the government was using state property for campaigning and would go to courts if the government continued to do so.
“The government is blatantly using state property. The use of state vehicles in the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern Provinces was reported to be high. We hope that ElectionsChief will take a stance on this matter. Based on information we will take legal action,”he said.

Mr. Attanayaka said the Provincial Councils were corrupt with no transparency in expenditure. He said people and some government officials have realised the sad state the PCs are in. (Nishan Casseem)

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  • dutugemunu1 Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:48 PM

    How many times they vowed to take legal action but nothing happened

    Rimzan Hassan Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:37 AM

    As if the Government is going to take notice of this so called threat ;)

    kirihami Tuesday, 17 July 2012 08:30 AM

    You can go take legal action. Who is hearing the case is also govt. mean whos that ?.The Govt will care about your threatans any matter.

    Imran Hussein Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:03 AM

    Dont keep saying. Do it.
    If they attack you attack them.
    Counter attack is the best way to deal.

    RF Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:05 AM

    Just before every election this record is payed and no action taken.... Now a days the court has no say in anything when it comes to this government...

    tharik Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:21 AM

    Baduth Aanduwe
    Naduth Aanduwe

    Yehiya Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:15 AM

    Funny comments. What they took legal action upto now. JR had every distric good lawyers union. Today UNP lawyers union come to earth.

    kiribath Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:30 AM

    do not try to fool people, your leader and MR are good friends,

    CHANDRAPALA Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:24 AM

    Don't forget the election is held under Executive Presidency system which was created by you past leaders. This cannot be stopped until the Independent Election Commission is set up under 17th amendment. Take legal action non implementing of the said commission.

    Farzan Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:42 AM

    I which court are you going to take legal action? People have no trust to entire legal system in this country. I dont trust even the law college exams....... Everything is politicalized.

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:46 AM

    couldn't have said it better...


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