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Monday, 18 December 2017 - 19:34
LG polls: Stern action against verbal abuse of women candidates
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The Chairman of the National Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya says that the Election Commission unanimously decided to hold the Local Government election on 10th of February 2018.
 
Deshapriya said that legal action will be taken against those who unleash violence against female candidates and, make derogatory statements that would lead to racial and religious disharmony.
 
Meanwhile, addressing a media conference held at Police Headquarters today (18), Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that 7 election-related complaints have already been received by the police.
 
He also said that police, in collaboration with the Central Environmental Authority, will launch a special operation to take action against those who use polythene in their election campaign activities.

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