TISL receives 56 complaints related to prez poll

TISL receives 56 complaints related to prez poll

October 26, 2019   03:40 pm

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Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it has so far received 56 complaints pertaining to the Presidential Election 2019.

This total includes 16 complaints on the misuse of State resources, 11 complaints on providing incentives and equipment aimed at the upcoming election, 07 complaints on granting new appointments, transfers & promotions to public servants, 06 on public servants engaging in political campaigns and 04 regarding the use of State vehicles for election propaganda work.

In addition, the TISL says it received 04 complaints regarding holding events under State patronage to declare open developmental programmes, 03 complaints on granting government-sponsored incentives, 03 complaints with regard to misusing social media for presidential candidates’ campaigns and 02 pertaining to using public servants for campaigning.

Forty-six confirmed complaints have been referred to the Election Commission for further investigations, the TISL added.

The Election Commission will take necessary action after probing these complaints.

The TISL recently launched a hotline through which the general public will be able to report incidents where public resources are being misused for election campaigning purposes. Complaints can be submitted by calling 076 322 3662 & 076 322 3442 or via e-mail to pppr@tisrilanka.org.

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