UPFA candidates contesting the upcoming Uva polls have been inventing absurd ways and means to promote their election campaign as the laws around illegal campaign activities are tightened.
One such attempt are water bottles that have been distributed around Badulla and Moneragala districts by Shashindra Rajapaksa bearing his picture and the UPFA symbol. The catchline on the waterbottle sticker reads ‘lifeblood to quench your thirst’.
Despite the production and distribution of such material being illegal, the UPFA candidates have particularly been violating the laws with the sponsorship of the government. Another such example is the three-day concert that has been abruptly organised in Moneragala by the military, that has resulted in the closure of three leading schools in order to accomodate the participating military personnel.