Minister writes to Polls Chief:
CaFFE plot bared
Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Dr Mervyn Silva said,
information has been received that Campaign for Free and Fair Elections
(CaFFE) organization is conspiring to undermine the UPFA victory in the
Local Government polls.
The Minister has sent a letter to the Elections Commissioner in this
The Minister said action has already been taken to give a wide
propaganda after the LG polls to the effect that the UPFA had been
engaged in malpractices and other fraudulent activities on election day.
For that they have also sought the assistance of the ‘Lanka News’
website operating in their office itself, he said.
“According to information received, a representative has been
appointed to each of the Local Government body area and each of them are
to be paid Rs 5,000 for the two days - March 17 and 18.”
“This organization is planning to tarnish the Government through
various international networks for which they are now holding
discussions with several electronic media institutions and two
newspapers. This mud slinging campaign has been organized under Western
Provincial Councillor Shiral Laktilake and CaFFE Coordinator Rajitha
Keerthi Tennekone,” the Minister said.
The letter appeals to the Elections Commissioner to act in this
regard as this media conspiracy is to be launched under the pretext of