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* 62 candidates may lose their seats even if they win the elections today
Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 12:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Even if they win today's local government election, seats of 62 candidates will be at risk as they have cases filed against them for violating election laws, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The spokesman said court cases have been filed against the i2 candidates for violating elections laws since the Local Government Elections were announced in December and if they are proven guilty, according to the Penal Code, they will lose the right to vote for seven years as well as lose the seat if they secured a victory at the polls.

These 62 candidates have been charged with trying to bribe for votes, trying to buy votes offering money, preparing of fraudulent documents, illegal possession of poll cards and national Identification cards (NICs), criminal intimidation and assault, and other similar misdemeanors.

Out of the 62 candidates arrested by the police, two are still in remand custody and the others have been released on bail, the spokesperson said. Several candidates from major political parties are among the arrested, he added.

According to the Police Spokesman, since 9th December a total of 831 complaints have been reported to the Police headquarters and 191 of them are election law violations and 640 are election related complaints.

 

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