The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva, writing to the Chairman of Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, states the news item stating that it is reported on information received from sources in the Election Commission and published on the first page of ‘Ravaya’ weekend newspaper on 01.01.2017 under the title “පක්ෂවල නිලධාරීන් වත්කම් දී නෑ” (Officials of parties have not submitted declarations of income & liabilities) mentioning the JVP also as a party that has not submitted income and liabilities is but a blatant lie.
The declarations of income and liabilities of all six officials of the JVP for the year 2016 have been properly submitted and the declarations of income and liabilities of the General Secretary Tilvin Silva and Administrative Secretary K.D. Lal Kantha were handed over personally to the Chairman of the Election Commission and he is fully aware of this states the letter to the Chairman.
The other four officials of the party have submitted their declaration to the Elections Commission through the Speaker and this could be confirmed by the letters exchanged between the JVP and the Elections Commission points out the General Secretary of the JVP.
As such, Mr. Silva requests the Chairman of the Elections Commission to find out whether any official of the Elections Commission has given false information regarding the JVP to the relevant newspaper and to take measures to correct the relevant news item.