68% of the candidates declare assets prior to the Election
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today informed political party representatives that 68 % of the candidates had declared their assets.
Nearly 4183 candidates comprising 262 candidates from each political party contesting the election had declared their assets. Of them, 261 candidates from the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), 232 from the United National Party (UNP) and 220 from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have declared their assets.
It was mentioned at this meeting that some of the candidates who served as MPs in the previous parliament had not handed over their vehicles and the election authorities stressed the need for party representatives to act in this regard.
Only the Cabinet Ministers are allowed to use their vehicles after making a payment to the relevant ministries.