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Last updateTue, 12 Feb 2019 11am

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The Chairman of the Elections Commission has made it compulsory for all officers to report for their respective elections duties without fail.

Information has surfaced that certain officials scheduled to be deployed on Elections Duty are attempting to keep away from their duties, giving unjustifiable excuses. It has also surfaced that there are attempts to refuse releasing vehicles necessary for the conduct of the election. Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya has announced that it is compulsory for officers to report for their respective elections duties. He pointed out that in the constitution itself it is stated that all public officials are under obligation to function

upon the directive issued by the Elections Commission in order to conduct an election effectively. Those violating this obligation can face a fine of 100,000 rupees or a three year prison sentence or both. The Elections Commissioner expressed his confidence that all public officials including school principals and teachers will provide their fullest support to make the Local Government Polls a success.