The election department states that at a time when an election is announced relief cannot be distributed in a manner that highlights the election propaganda activities.
Additional elections commissioner R M A L Rathnayaka stated that if any one is engaged in such activities it is a violation of electoral regulations.
Agrarian Services and Wildlife Minister S. M. Chandrasena said that granting compensation to farmers whose cultivation had been hit by drought would begin next week.
Additional elections commissioner R M A L Rathnayaka speaking to our news team stated that if the department receives such complaints stern action will be taken.
Meanwhile the nomination papers for the dissolved Provincial Councils from all the District offices of the North Central, Eastern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces will be collected from today.
Nomination papers can be handed over until 12 noon on July 19th while bond money for all the independent groups can be transferred before noon on July 18th.