Oct 18, 2017

Laws to control campaign expenditure! Featured

The cabinet has approved a paper submitted by the president to control campaign expenditure by candidates at elections.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe revealed this at a media briefing in Colombo yesterday (18).

Pursuant to this approval, laws will be formulated to control expenditure by candidates and to punish violations of the laws, he said.

Samarasinghe noted that India followed such a method, under which candidates took care about the expenses.

He also said parliament has agreed to hold the next parliamentary election under the mixed electoral system.