Presidential Secretariat in a special circular dated July 17, 2015 to all Ministry Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries has informed that they must respect and follow the directives issued by the Elections Commissioner for the election period

The circular issued by the Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon says that no recruitment, appointments and promotions in the public sector should take place. The Secretary has that he has received information that some government institutions are carrying out promotions, transfers and recruitment without following the proper procedure laid out by the Elections Commissioner during the election period.

“Elections Commissioner has outlined clearly the process to be adopted for promotions, recruitment and transfer of government servants during the election period. Public sector employees are bound to extend their fullest cooperation to the Elections Commissioner to ensure that the 2015 election is conducted in a free and fair manner,” he said.