EC orders removal of election stickers on vehicles

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The Election Commission says it has received complaints regarding the display of stickers, flags depicting slogans, signs, photographs, promoting a candidate or party on private vehicles including private buses and three wheelers in contravention of election laws following the declaration of the Presidential Election.

“Any such act is an offence under Section 74 of the Presidential Elections Act, No.15 of 1981, and therefore action should be taken forthwith to remove stickers pasted on private buses, three wheelers and other private vehicles, if any,” the statement said.

The commission said that necessary instructions have already been issued to the respective Deputy Inspectors of Police and the Police Officers in-charge of the Divisions and through them the Officers in-charge of Police Stations to conduct random search patrols covering all divisions to remove aforesaid stickers pasted on private vehicles including private buses and three wheelers.