Forces’ images barred from polls campaign
*Forces’ images in cutouts, posters
or in print or electronic media prohibited without Defence Ministry
*Ex-service personnel can obtain
permission to use images from Defence Secretary
Political parties and candidates contesting the upcoming elections
are prohibited from misusing Security Forces’ victories over terrorism
in the election campaign.
Media Centre for National Security Director Lakshman Hulugalla said
the Government has completely prohibited the use of Forces’ images in
cutouts, posters or in print or electronic media without Defence
Hulugalla said the Government has received information that certain
elements who have never participated or supported its mission against
terrorism are attempting to make use of the war heroes’ tag to win the
He said this type of action would tarnish the image of Security
Forces who made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of the nation during the
past three decades.
Ex-service personnel contesting the elections can obtain permission
to use such images from the Defence Secretary, he said.