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Election campaigns Polls Chief bars using places of worship

Election campaigns Polls Chief bars using places of worship

The Chairman of the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya has warned that if the places of worship are used for election campaign activities, action would be taken against those involved as well as the priests.


Deshapriya has issued the guidelines for free and fair elections and outlined several disciplinary measures to be adopted by political parties and the candidates.

All places of worship have been strictly ruled out of bounds for election campaigns.
According to Deshapriya if the priests of those respective temples violate the election laws they would be dealt with severely.

Meanwhile,. the Chairman of the Election Commission has also requested the candidates to submit the details of their assets before 20 January.


(Ceylon Today)

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