Doctors accused of promoting candidates in hospitals

Government doctors have been accused of promoting Presidential candidates in hospitals.

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said that a medical doctor attached to the Anuradhapura hospital had coerced several women admitted at the maternity ward to vote for Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The CMEV said it has notified the Elections Commission of Sri Lanka and the relevant officials to take prompt action to prevent such unwarranted campaigning activities

Adding to the trend of hospital-based election campaigning, the CMEV said that an incident on distributing promotion leaflets of SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was reported from the Colombo Central Hospital.

The CMEV lodged a complaint on this with the Director General of the Colombo Central Hospital and the Elections Commission of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)