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Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 13:25
Update: Video: Establishing election offices in religious locations of worship prohibited - says Elections Commissioner
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Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says that election candidates cannot set up political offices at public religious places.

Answering a journalist during a media briefing held at the Election Secretariat today, the Commissioner said that monk candidates can put up party offices at religious places but they should not display election propaganda cuts-out and posters.

Meanwhile the Election Commissioner said that he expects to release the first postal voting result before 8pm on the 29th of this month.

The Commissioner also explained about complaints he received regarding government officers’ involvement in political campaigns.

Meanwhile Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told a media briefing held in Colombo today that nearly 25 thousand police officers will be deployed on election duties.



UPDATE: Thursday, 20 March 2014 - 7:30 PM
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Incidents of election law violations on the rise; Elections commissioner admits.

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that the incidents of election law violations during the Western and Southern Provincial Councils have been increased.

Addressing a media briefing held at his office this morning, the commissioner said that one reason for the increase of election law violations is consumption of liquor.
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