Programs for LG candidates
Senior DIG (Elections) Gamini Navaratne said programs to educate
candidates contesting Local Council elections about election laws and
regulations will be conducted at police division level to prevent breach
of any election laws during the forthcoming elections and ensure a free
and fair poll devoid of violence.
He said those flouting election regulations will be arrested and
dealt with according to the country’s laws irrespective of their social
He said according to election laws a candidate found guilty of
breaching election laws and regulations will be denied of his candidacy
for a period of five years and lose his voting rights too according to
section 82 of the election regulations.