Jul 10, 2020

Elections chief urges to gazette health guidelines Featured

Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has pointed out that health guidelines, announced weeks ago by the Director General of Health Services, are yet to be gazetted.
Although the health guidelines were announced by Dr. Jasinghe on June 03. 

However, these guidelines have not been legalized as rules and regulations, via a gazette notification, he said.

He said approval has been obtained from the legal draftsman, and the Attorney General to sanction these laws, while the President too has issued instructions to this effect.

“However, there is a delay somewhere,” Deshapriya remarked.

Mr. Deshapriya also called on candidates, politicians and their supporters to ensure at least a one -metre distance, facemasks and hand cleanliness were followed by attendees  during political rallies.