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Declaration of assets and liabilities: Elected MPs given 20 Aug. deadline

By Skandha Gunasekara

All newly elected parliamentarians had till the first sitting of the new Parliament to declare their assets.

Elections Commissioner General Saman Sri Ratnayake told The Morning that it was a prerequisite to entering Parliament.
“They have to declare their assets by the first sitting of Parliament, according to the law.”

He said that MPs could declare assets with the Parliament Secretariat.

In addition, Ratnayake said that candidates who were not elected to Parliament but had still failed to make their asset declarations had till the 6th of next month.

“Candidates who contested but didn’t make it to Parliament have three months to declare their assets. They have till 6 September.”