Polls chief to discuss election laws with candidates
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will meet the leaders of
political parties and independent groups contesting the August 17
parliamentary elections for the first time after nominations tomorrow
“He is expected to discuss key important issues with the candidates
including the election law and their contribution to a violence free
campaign,” Deputy Commissioner M.M. Mohamed said. The Commissioner will
also make the candidates aware of the law prohibiting proxy candidates.
He earlier said that he would take action to remove campaign offices if
candidates failed to heed his decree not to canvass votes for others.
The Commissioner will invite all political parties and independent
groups contesting the polls including the Secretaries of small parties
within the coalitions for the first meeting.
“He may probably meet only the Secretaries of coalitions thereafter,”