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* Members of minor parties in Sri Lanka not declared assets yet
Thu, Dec 27, 2012, 09:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 27, Colombo: A majority of parliamentarians representing minor political parties in Sri Lanka have not declared their assets and liabilities yet, the Election Secretariat said.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said a list of political parties and their members are being compiled now and the list will be made public after the New Year.

The Elections Commissioner said he will allow another week for the members of the minor parties to declare assets and liabilities.

According to the election laws in the country, the Elections Commissioner has the mandate to file legal action against the politicians who fail to submit their assets and liabilities declarations.

Meanwhile, the independent election monitors in Sri Lanka prepares to publicize the asset declarations of legislators.

Executive director of People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Rohana Hettiarachchi has said that they had requested a list of the legislators and their asset declarations from the Elections Commissioner.

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has earlier said that it was trying to publish declarations as it was part of the people's right to information.

CaFFE Executive Director Keerthi Tennekoon has told the media that it was only ethical for legislators to declare their assets as Chief Justice was subjected to harassment when charges regarding the declaration of assets were leveled at her by certain parliamentarians.



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