Apr 25, 2018

Candidate who spend 40m for election in hot water

The Elections Commission had received information that a certain candidate who had contested the recent LG elections from the Monaragala District, had spent around Rs. 40 million for election propaganda activities.

It was revealed that he had used this money to build roads in his division, provide electricity and water to homes and other facilities, plus to provide people with goods and services, said Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

 In response to questions raised by journalists at a press conference yesterday (24) the Elections Commission Chairman said limits should be imposed on the expenditure of candidates at any election, adding that this candidate who had spent this amount, would have to face legal action in the future.