Police to remove propaganda masks

While election propaganda seems to have levelled up to include the now mandatory face masks, since last week, the Election Commission (EC) has requested the Police to confiscate any such merchandise bearing candidate serial numbers and political party symbols.

Speaking to The Sunday Morning, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Jaliya Senaratne noted: “The EC shared their observations and lodged a complaint over face masks that bore candidates’ serial numbers and political party symbols. On Thursday (2), we sent out a circular to all police divisions to take due action under the Elections Act and election campaigning guidelines.”

Accordingly, the Police is to confiscate such merchandise and file legal action against the candidate and political party in question for violating the election campaigning guidelines under the Elections Act.

– Sarah Hannan