Video: Do not change names in National Identity Cards - Election Commissioner advises candidates
The Elections Commissioner has informed the party Secretaries today that all the candidates giving nominations for upcoming provincial council elections should submit the same name appearing on their National Identity Card.
A meeting was held between the Elections Commissioner and the Party Secretaries to discuss regarding the upcoming elections at the Elections Secretariat today.
One of the issues focused during the discussion was that candidates tend to change their names to grab the number spot in voting numbers.
Hence, the Elections Commissioner has informed the new condition to the party secretaries.
Following the discussion, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva expressed his views to the media regarding the matter.