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* Election Chief says legal action will be taken against public servants evading election duty
Thu, Feb 8, 2018, 09:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today that legal action will be taken against any public servant who dodges election duties.

The Elation Commission in a statement said it has received information that some public officials and workers are attempting to deliberately evade election duties and refrain from releasing vehicles needed for election work.

"The Commission hereby announces that it is mandatory for all public officials and public servants who are appointed for election duties to report to work. It is the responsibility of Heads of Institutions and persons-in-charge of vehicle fleets to release all government vehicles required for election work," it said.

The statement further said that the Constitution has provisions to impose a jail sentence of not more than three years and/or a fine not exceeding Rs 100,000 against any public servant who evades or neglects election duties.

Reminding that the salaries of public servants are paid from the tax payers' money, Deshapriya stressed that it is a moral obligation and responsibility to actively support election work, enabling people to execute their franchise.

Elections Director General R M A L Ratnayake said nearly 150,000 public servants are to take part in election duties for the Local Government Elections to be held on Saturday, February 10th.

 

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