Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Outgoing PC...

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The Department issued a circular yesterday evening to the secretarie­s of five districts- Kurunegala and Puttalam in the North Western Province and Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya and Matale in the Central Province, instructin­g them to act in this regard. The decision had been taken amidst complaints that the provincial ministers were using their official vehicles for their campaign activities.

In addition, they were instructed to desist from staying in circuit bungalows belonging to the Local Government and Provincial Council Ministry or allowing anyone engaged in campaign work from doing so.

The Department announced that it would continue to accept nomination­s from political parties and independen­t groups till August 28, after which the election dates would be announced.

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