Don’t use places of worship for propaganda – PAFFREL

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 7 2020

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) organisation has urged political parties and candidates who are contesting the 5 August General Election, to abstain from using places of worship to carry out political propaganda work.

Issuing a Media release in this connection, they have pointed out that carrying out such work is a violation of the provisions contained in Section 79(2) of the Parliamentary Election Act, No. 1 of 1981.

They have further stated that those who are found guilty of violating the provisions contained in Sections of the Act by a High Court could be imposed with a fine of Rs 500 and/or a six-month prison term.

The PAFFREL organisation has further mentioned that those found guilty of the offence could also be punished by way of preventing them from voting at national elections for seven years and that this had been stipulated in Section 81 of the Act. 

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jul 7 2020

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