Accordingly candidates will have to adhere to guidelines that strictly entail, the prevention of misuse of state property, threatening and discouraging voters. Addressing media at a special meeting held at the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, the Election Commissioner said the guidelines will be gazetted and will be distributed among voters through respective Grama Seva officers. He said strict action will be taken against those who flout election laws.
The Elections Commissioner added the public will be educated on the importance of exercising their franchise.
The acceptance of nominations for the forthcoming General Election commenced on Monday (06) and will conclude at noon on the 13th of July. All recognized political parties and independent groups can submit nominations by visiting the relevant district select offices. The Elections Commissioner also said that relevant guidelines regulations have been informed to the political parties and independent groups.
The Ministry of Highways, Power and Energy and Local government bodies will be given authority to take action against those who vandalise state property, he added.