‘EC responsible to educate the public’

2019-02-21 at 16:57

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says the Commission is vested with an important task of educating the public in addition to the preparation of the voter register and ensuring the conduct of elections.

Speaking during a media briefing at the Government Information Department Chairman Deshapriya said creating awareness among the public is vital in conducting free and fair elections.

Meanwhile the media briefing also focused on the four year task plan of the Elections Commission.

As an extension to the plan a series of programmes to educate school children is due to be conducted within a period of 20 days under the patronage of the Elections Commission.