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RW: Election Laws Being Violated

Jul 21, 2011 10:02:50 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that election laws have been violated by the government in the local government election campaign.

Wickremesinghe has told parliament that the police have failed to the necessary steps to prevent the violation of election laws.

He has added that the government was misusing state property in its election campaign and that candidates of opposition political parties have been obstructed from carrying out their campaign work.

However, Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has pledge on behalf of the government that a free and fair election will be held with the cooperation of the Elections Commissioner.