BASL Sends Letters OF Demand To Three Mayors Over Illegal Election Cutouts

While sending letters of demands to three Municipal Council Mayors including Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Mayor Danasiri Amarathunge, Kaduwela Municipal Council Mayor G. H. Buddadasa and Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Mayor R. A. D. Janaka Ranawaka, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) warned them that legal action would be taken against them unless they fail to take immediate steps to remove the large number of illegal propaganda hoardings of President Mahinda Rajapakse within their municipalities.

The BASL had sent this letter of demand through Samararatne Associates stated that the Bar Association of a Sri Lanka, acting through its Bar Council and the Executive Committee, have unanimously resolved to take up matters concerning Free and Fair Elections to be held on the 8th of January 2014.

The BASL stated a very large number of propaganda hoardings of President Mahinda Rajapakse have been put up within three municipal councils limits in direct violation of the Presidential Elections Law No 15 of 1981without any consideration given to the detrimental effects such unauthorized hoardings have trespassed on the scenic beauty of the city, blocking most of the traffic signs.

The BASL observed that such display hoardings had been allowed by Mayosr without any regard to the scenic beauty and the historical value of the capital city of the country, and also without due regard to safety of the public.

Meanwhile, The Bar Association on last week sent a letter of demand against the Colombo Municipal Council Mayor demanding him to take immediate steps to remove the large number of ‘illegal’ propaganda hoardings of President Mahinda Rajapakse within the municipality of Colombo.

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