Army Commander’s sentiments featured on Gota’s advert without permission

Army Commander’s sentiments featured on Gota’s advert without permission

18 October 2019 09:41 pm

A section of a speech by current Army Commander Shavendra Silva has been used for an election advert of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the presidential nominee of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), without the knowledge of the Commander of the Army, reports said.

This was stated by Chairman of Elections Commission, Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya. 

Explaining the matter to media, a letter detailing the events sent by the Defence Ministry has also been shown Mr. Deshapriya.