No election posters, cutouts in govt. offices – Election Commissioner says
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has directed all District Secretaries to take immediate action to remove election posters, banners and cutouts in government office premises.
The Elections Commissioner has made the directive through a circular issued to the District Secretaries. He had asked them to ensure that no government premises including schools, pradeshiya sabha office premises, CTB depots, hospitals, government corporations and statutory boards, should have any posters, banners and cutouts of political parties. He had said that if there are such material steps have to be taken to remove them.
The Elections Commissioner has also ordered all the Commissioners and the Secretaries to ensure that all the Provincial Council premises are free of political propaganda material. He had directed to remove political propaganda material from their premises before February 26.
The circular has specified that even the display material exhibited with permission after payment of fees shall not be allowed during the election time and the police have been notified to provide necessary protection in removing such material.he Police Election Desk by yesterday.
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