President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to address five political meetings in the north next month, Minister of Environment and the UPFA Secretary Susil Premjayantha said.
Accordingly meetings have been scheduled to be held in Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Jaffna in support of the UPFA candidates contesting the forthcoming northern Provincial Council elections.
Premjayantha who is gearing up the campaign for the UPFA in the Jaffna district addressing the media at his Jaffna office said that the President will address the Jaffna masses on September 15 at 10.30 am at the Jaffna Durai Appa Stadium. The Vavuniya district meeting will be held on 9th September.
“On September 14, there will be three meetings one after the other to be held in the districts of Mannar, Kilinochchi and Pudukudi-iruppu in the Mullaitivu district” the Minister told the media.
When asked about the violation of election rules in the Jaffna district he emphasized that the UPFA has given special instruction to all candidates to stick to election rules and the guidelines issued by the Commissioner of Elections as well.
He also said that he has already instructed the Jaffna Police DIG and the Municipal Council to take all necessary action within their purview to strictly adhere to the laws of the country. Accordingly the minister said that he requested both the Police and the Jaffna Municipal Council to take immediate action to remove all unauthorized election campaign material inclusive of symbols drawn on the streets in the Jaffna district. (Colombo Gazette)