Election Commission Chairman calls for laws to regulate media during election period


Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has called for laws to be passed to regulate media institutions during the period of an election. He had made this request during a meeting with the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Deshapriya said that a proposal for this would be submitted to Parliament soon. Meanwhile, National Elections Commission Commissioner General Saman Sri Ratnayake said they hope to recommend certain amendments to the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act, to address certain shortcomings that had taken place during the 2018 Provincial Council Election.