CaFFE receives 562 Election Complaints

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The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said today it has received 562 complaints of election law violations and incidents of election related violence as of Thursday (March 6).

The CaFFE Executive Director Ranjith Keerthi Tennakoon said issuing a statement; these include 538 reports of election law violations and twenty-four incidents of election related violence,

According to CaFFE the highest number of complaints of election law violations (298) was regarding illegal election propaganda campaigns while there were 216 complaints on the misuse of public property, which included using government employees for electioneering, appointment and transfer during the election period.

It further said eighteen incidents of assault and threatening, six incidents of damaging property and illegal election propaganda were reported, related to election violence.

The most number of complaints was received from Colombo district (164) while 79 complaints from Kalutara district, 62 complaints from Gampaha district had also been reported, CaFFE said.

According to a CaFFE statement, the highest number of incidents from the Southern province had been reported from Matara district (81). They received 60 complaints from Galle and 67 from Hambantota. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Azee Friday, 07 March 2014 07:41 AM

    We daily see these figures being announced and the numbers rising ! However, what action is taken and , what is going to be the final outcome ? via DM Android App

    lankan Friday, 07 March 2014 06:52 AM

    and we want these people to run our country wow....
    disqualify all of them on against whom there's a compile we have given our country once dont want to do it again... via DM Android App


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