Stop seeking political gains from COVID-19 situ: EC

National Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya today requested all parties not to politicise or seek political gains from the COVID-19 relief distribution. In a statement, Mr. Deshapriya said it has been noted that a handful of politicians from among those distribute relief had resorted to social media to seek political gains from the relief distribution. “It is praiseworthy and commendable the efforts of various stakeholders of the society including religious leaders, business community, political parties, civil society organisations and others coming forward to provide relief to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is unacceptable to seek political mileage out of the current situation when the entire country is fighting to defeat a virus,” he said. Therefore, he requested everyone to do away with political propaganda and to fight to defeat the COVID-19.

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