Did Ananda College principal violate election laws?
A resident of Dehiwala complained to the Election Commissioner with copies to Public Services Commission, Ministry of Education and other relevant authorities that the principal of a leading public school in Sri Lanka had actively participated in an election campaign of a candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, violating election laws.
The plaintiff, W.A. Jayantha has complained that the principal of Ananda College, Colombo, S.M. Keerthirathna actively participated in a meeting held at the No. 613/8, High-Level Road, Gangodawila, Nugegoda house belonged to Isuru Samarasinghe at 6.30 p.m. on 15th June 2020 in support of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Colombo district candidate Sarath Weerasekara.
According to election law, the senior public officials must maintain neutrality on election propaganda.