68% of the candidates declare assests

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By Kelum Bandara
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday informed political party representatives that 68 per cent of the candidates had declared their assets.

Nearly 4183 candidates,DM_20150804_A001-10 comprising 262 from each political party contesting the elections have submitted their asset declaration. Of them 261 candidates are from the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), 232 from the United National Party (UNP) and 220 from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).    

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.