Polonnaruwa records most number of polls related violence: PAFFREL

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The majority of the violent incidents during the Local Government Election period has been reported from the Polonnaruwa District while the least number of incidents is reported from the Kilinochchi District, the People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said today.

PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said although lawsuits were able to minimize the degree of violence over the past few weeks, it had been observed an escalation in violence last week.

Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, he said 115 violent incidents of election law violations had been recorded.

According to the PAFFREL, two United National Party candidates and three supporters were hospitalised caught up in the violence.

Two candidates and two supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had also been hospitalised.

Meanwhile, one candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and three of their supporters, one Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) candidate and four independent candidates were also been hospitalised in election related violence. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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