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
Police arrest two suspects transporting illegally imported cigarettes
-- [2 hours ago]
Detailed Agreement on Neville Fernando Hospital to be presented in parliament as a bill
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka sets target to complete accession of Madrid Protocol by 2018 August
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy - report
-- [4 hours ago]
One-day island wide raid arrests 777 Army deserters
'Government is not afraid of talkative personalities'- Minister
Extensive investigation on leaking questions on GCE Advanced Level Chemistry paper
Government assistance and aid to uplift brick laying industry in the South
Maximum retail price of rice dropped, no change in Sugar prices - Minister Bathiudeen
Project commenced to clean stone ruins of Polonnaruwa ancient city

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.