Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka to propose an expenditure ceiling for candidates at future elections
Thu, Apr 3, 2014, 07:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka Mahinda Deshapriya said that he would propose an expenditure ceiling for candidates at future elections.

Deshapriya told the media that some countries in the region have imposed laws and regulations to control the expenditure of candidates during elections.

Pointing to the laws in Thailand and India where he says expenditure on electioneering has been controlled, the Commissioner explained that implementing such an expenditure ceiling on election campaigns in Sri Lanka would also help good governance.

Sri Lankan candidates and their supporters spent large sums of money on posters, banners, pamphlets, public meetings and rallies.

According to Deshapriya, under the current system in Sri Lanka, sometimes qualified yet financially backward candidates are at a disadvantage when contesting elections.




ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Chief Minister should apologize unconditionally - SLMC Leader Rauf Hakeem
-- [1 hour and 4 minutes ago]
More landslides threat in Sri Lanka if rains continue
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka state doctors' union asks President to remove Health Minister
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President returns to island after attending G7 summit
-- [3 hours ago]
Japanese assistance to improve capabilities of Sri Lanka Coast Guard
-- [4 hours ago]
Emirates Red Crescent provides humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka flood affected people
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM calls for close cooperation between governments and service organizations for cost effective welfare services
Eastern Province CM condemns tri-forces boycott, says everybody should apologize
Sri Lanka Marxist party to protest against the government
Sri Lanka Northern Province CM eager to meet Jayalalithaa

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.