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Complaints filed against Kiriella, Musthapha for election law violations

The Neethignya Sanvidana Jathika Ekamuthuwa filed complaints against Ministers Lakshman Kiriella and Faiszer Musthapha at the Election Commission yesterday, stating that they had violated election laws by threatening voters.

The written complaints said Minister Musthpaha, reminding the voters that he is the Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister, had asked them to vote for his party, if they need financial support for their Local Government Authority.

Making a similar remark, Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella had allegedly stated that financial allocations for the LG bodies are done by the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister would only disburse money to UNP-led LG bodies; asking voters not to vote for other political parties due to this reason.

Neethignya Sanvidana Jathika Ekamuthuwa Convener Attorney-at-Law R Manoj Gamage and a group of lawyers filed the complaint.