The Election Commission has asked the candidates not to promote any presidential candidate in public institutions.
The Commissioner General of Elections, Saman Sri Ratnayake said that the instructions were given during a meeting with Presidential candidates, political party representatives and secretaries at the Election Commission yesterday.
He said that there have been complaints in recent days that certain government institutions are conducting programs to promote candidates for the presidential election.
He stated that the police had been informed and necessary action was taken.
The Election Commission also noted that if the activities of promoting candidates of state institutions were organized, they would take stern action against them.