Return public property used by former councilors – CaFFE
Friday, 17 January 2014 22:26
Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) states the the Western and Southern Provincial Councils have been dissolved and requests all former councilors of the two councils to return the public property, including official vehicles, in their possession immediately.
Issuing a public request to the former councilors, Executive Director of CaFFE Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon states that a large number of public properties of the two councils had been released to the former councilors and their staffs. Among these were a large number of official vehicles, houses, offices and other buildings of the provincial councils and the central government. The former members are obligated to return these properties after their terms have ended states the Executive Director of CaFFE.
In provincial council elections held in 2013, a considerable number of provincial councilors had not returned the public property they were given which lead to a lot of unpleasantness. CaFFE states it is the duty of the elected representatives as well as the Governor and Chief Secretary of the provinces to take action to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.