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Independent contestant, Shaveen Bandaranayaka, the son of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, who had managed to bag 149 votes at the recently concluded Parliamentary election has declared a detailed breakdown of his election campaign expenditure.

Shaveen had posted the declaration on his Facebook last week (14), providing a detailed breakdown of the expenditure incurred on his campaigning activities. According to the post he had spent a total of Rs. 178,164 between July 14 – August 14 to which included costs borne on leaflets, Facebook advertisements and newspaper advertisements. The highest expenditure had been on Facebook advertisements - Rs. 65,805 that amounted to a 37% off the total campaigning expenses.  

He has noted the finances were borne through his personal savings.

Although Shaveen declared his campaign expenditure duly, despite being a first-time contestant many of the seniors in the field of politics in Sri Lanka are yet to follow suit. The issue of campaign financing and its impacts on a democratic political system was highlighted by several election monitors that held media briefings following the conclusion of the poll on Wednesday. It was pointed out by the Commonwealth observers that setting limitations on election campaigning is important as the campaign financing disparity among candidates can be a major hindrance to democracy.(Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • Welesuda Thursday, 20 August 2015 05:59 PM

    great kollek.. should be followed by other candidates also..

    Azeem Thursday, 20 August 2015 06:36 PM

    This is the way to go bro! All the very best with your future endeavours.

    Good work Friday, 21 August 2015 10:42 AM

    This is how all the developed western countries do it. Well done mate. Set an example to the older generation.

    Gmtx Friday, 21 August 2015 10:44 AM

    Give us something to read and not this crap about your 149 votes.

    Kuma Thursday, 20 August 2015 07:35 PM

    Definitely you have a place and a future in the democracy of this country.

    steve Friday, 21 August 2015 05:51 PM

    Very good move... Tis kind of activity should be lawful to all candidates... Best of Luck...

    Moda Citizen Thursday, 20 August 2015 07:48 PM

    Singithi Aathal

    N. Bandara Friday, 21 August 2015 03:16 PM

    So the Group got 149 and he claims he got the all??? The other 22 candidates got nothing? Api konde bandapu chinnuda??


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