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Elections chair warns against misuse of state and private media

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya warned against misuse of state and private media for election propaganda.

Private and state media were warned against spreading unverified/false information on presidential candidates.

He further warned citizens of Sri Lanka to refrain from spreading hate speech on social media platforms and misuse of such platforms for election propaganda.

“Free and fair elections can be held only by protecting the rights of candidates and the country’s citizens.” Elections Chair Mahinda Deshapriya said.