Media guidelines: EC should set up Standing Committee – CMEV
By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody
The Election Commission (EC) should set up a Standing Committee of permanent representatives concerning Media guidelines, the polls monitoring body, Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) urged.
This recommendation for the 5 August General Election was made in the CMEV's 2019 Presidential Election Observation Report authored by its National Coordinator Manjula Gajanayake, its Senior Researcher, Thusitha Siriwardana, and its Researchers, Hirantha Isuranga and Pasan Jayasinghe.
The Treasury and Parliament should also ensure consistent and timely budget allocations for executing Election operations, they said. They also pointed out that Parliament should enact comprehensive legislation to regulate campaign finances.