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* Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka to meet with government officials today on election law violations
Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 09:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 04, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today will meet with the Election Commissioner and state officials attached to the Ministry of Economic Development to discuss the allegations of election law violations by the officials.

Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission alleging that certain state officials have deployed government employees for election propaganda for the upcoming Uva Provincial Council elections.

JVP MP Vijitha Herath recently said that certain state officials have held meetings for Samurdhi Development Officers, Agricultural Research Officers and graduates recently recruited by the Ministry of Economic Development instructing them to enlighten the people in the Uva Province on government's development programs.

The officials have ordered the state employees to compulsorily participate in the government campaign, Herath revealed.

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) also lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on Wednesday over the large scale malpractices in the Uva Province in the run-up to the September 20 polls.

The Human Rights Commission noted that using state employees for election propaganda is a violation of country's election laws.

Accordingly, the Commission has called the meeting with the Election Commissioner and the senior officials of the Economic Development Ministry in response to the complaints.

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