November 14, 2019
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    Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that fasting will not be allowed for any reason during the election silent period which commences from midnight yesterday (13). He added that the Election Commission had issued a written notice to the acting IGP to stop any person from fasting during the silent period and vacate places where hunger strikes are taking place.

    The law will be strictly enforced against people who violate election laws in the ongoing ‘silent period’, says Police Media Spokesperson.Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara mentioned this holding a press conference in Colombo.

    The Elections Commission (EC) would seriously consider taking legal action against a number of leading state and private electronic and print media institutions after the presidential poll for deliberately violating the election law, media guidelines issued by the EC and abusing media ethics, Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya said.He said these media establishments have promoted a single presidential candidate of their choice and fully backed his election propaganda campaign without giving fair space in their print material or air time during TV transmission.

    Additional buses would be assigned by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) from today to provide necessary transport facilities for the people to visit their hometowns from Colombo for the upcoming Presidential Election, SLTB DGM (Operations) P.H.R.T. Chandrasiri said.He said the SLTB had identified the coming weekdays as a long weekend including Saturday (16) and Sunday (17) and people would leave Colombo from today.

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