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UNP lodges complaints of election law violations by ruling party

Sep 11, 2011 2:50:07 PM - www.ft.lk

Main opposition United National Party (UNP) has in writing informed the Elections Commissioner of alleged violation of election laws by the governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) during the campaign for upcoming local government elections in October.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has written to the Elections Commissioner complaining that the UPFA was abusing state property, resources and even officials.
He has said that people were being invited to Temple Trees for meals during the election campaign, which is a violation of election laws.
Attanayake has stated that the Elections Commissioner’s office and parliament have been informed on many occasions of the violation of election laws by the governing party during elections.
However, he has stated that legal action has not been instituted regarding the violation of election laws.

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