EC halts scholarship programme launched by former President | Daily News


EC halts scholarship programme launched by former President

The Election Commission (EC) has halted the programme launched by former President Maithripala Sirisena to grant scholarships to 360 students who were selected to the ‘Pulathisi Puddi Mandapaya’ in Polonnaruwa to continue their higher education.

Polonnaruwa District Returning Officer W.A. Dharmasiri said that the Election Commission suspended the event following a complaint made to the Election Office suggesting that the former President’s action is in violation of the Election Law.

According to the Returning Officer, there was a large gathering presented at the event with the intention of receiving the scholarships. The officer added that they immediately stopped the event as the former President is a candidate who competes in the coming General Election.

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