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::

* Illegal election campaigners call Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner asking for preferential votes
Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 11:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, Colombo: An agent of a Provincial Council election candidate of the Colombo district has called the Election Commissioner's house asking for a preferential vote for his candidate, Sri Lanka's Election Secretariat sources said.

The caller had made the call on March 28 during day time, sources said. Election Commissioner's wife answered the phone and the caller asked her to give preferential vote to the relevant candidate. Mrs. Deshapriya had reportedly hanged up the phone saying she had no vote in Colombo district.

The call was illegal and violated election regulations, the Election Secretariat said. All election campaigns were to be suspended by midnight of March 27, according to election regulations.

However, candidates of several parties continued spamming SMS, email, telephone calls and Facebook campaigns until the last minute, election observers say.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's John Keels Holdings PBT for 2016 Rs. 19.2 billion, Recurring Profits up by 10 percent
-- [3 hours ago]
Japan grants Rs. 318 million to Sri Lanka for human resources development
-- [4 hours ago]
CID gets court order to probe financial records of three former security officers of former Sri Lankan President
-- [4 hours ago]
Two Frontline Socialist Party members arrested for protesting over imprisoning party leader
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government sets up a new Office of Missing Persons
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says special program implemented to rebuild the lives of disaster stricken people
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister apologizes for using inappropriate language in parliament
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appeals for US$ 2 billion international aid to recover after floods and landslides
-- [7 hours ago]
Pakistan hands over 2nd consignment of relief good for Sri Lanka flood victims
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President leaves for Japan to attend G7 summit
-- [9 hours ago]

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.