Minor incidents reported so far

26 January 2010 04:51 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Sumaiya Rizvi

Election monitors say minor election related incidents were reported so far in several areas including Jaffna and Gampaha. The Centre for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) said that there were more than 6 minor incidents reported during the early hours of this morning.

“A grenade exploded near the Jaffna mayor’s office in Nallur although no injuries were reported. Gampaha, Katana, Kotugoda, Divulapitiya and Ambalanmulla are some of the areas of reported violence. Some of the party officers have been attacked and fired at,” CAFFE Director Keerti Tennakoon told Daily Mirror online.

The Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) spokesperson Rohana Hettiarachchi also said there were no major incident this morning.

  Comments - 25

  • Tuesday, 26 January 2010 04:56 AM


    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 04:56 AM

    From when is a bomb blast a minor incident?

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:01 AM

    Looks like the Govt is effectively controlling the menace of violence. If MR can get rid of LTTE, he can control violence very easily

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:03 AM

    so far so good>>>hopefully it will remain this way....

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:05 AM

    Pointless voting for SF his surrounding team members are really useless...!!! JVP we know how they performed during they were with PA and UNP so much for their false promises when Ranil came to power what the hell did he do for the country only drug dealers flourished...!!!...and SF he may have led the war but he was not the field commander.....to get credit out of the war...MR has done something for the country @ least he has improved the roads...when u visit outstations you will really feel it....mind u i too supported SF in the begining

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:05 AM

    How can 'being fired at' be a Minor Incident?
    And fired at by whome?

    If I pull out a gun and try to shoot you isn't that closer to attempted murder than a "minor election related incident" ?

    So what would be a major incident? One of the candidates getting a stomach ulcer?

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:06 AM

    fingers crossed for no more incidents!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:10 AM

    We are a third world country and cannot expect 100% free and fair. SF is looking to pinpoint at someone to cover up his defeat. have to be careful

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:11 AM

    oh no, i haven't voted yet...hopefully its not going to get worse!
    If these are "minor incidents" i'm wondering what would amount to 'major'! hopefully we wont find out!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:15 AM

    I think in the last 50-60 years Sri Lanka has developed a warped perspective. We have lost the value for life... that's why it's referred to as a minor incident. I think it is time for change and enlightenment... time to come out of darkness.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:41 AM

    General Sarath Fonseka is batting well, from the begining over, all are boundary shots 4's & 6's. The winner is General Fonseka!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jaya Wewa SF....SF.... Good luck.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:17 AM

    Over 30% have voted already. Go out and vote. Evrything is going fine.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:18 AM

    SF ta Jayawewa

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:42 AM

    So a grenade or two is a minor incident then? Wow things are really going well. Maybe they were expecting an earthquake... Honestly when are we going to stand up against such thuggery?

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:21 AM

    Well if these are called minor incidents, why claim that we defeated terrorism? They (L.T.T.E) did the same by using guns and bombs to terrorise innocent civilians and deprive people of democratic rights. The question is, have we really ended the war against terrorism????

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:21 AM

    Oh don't worry, even if you don't go to vote your vote will be placed.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:22 AM

    LTTE is gone long ago. Still there is violence in the country. Who is responsible? Who Bombed Alles's house?? Who killed the Tangalle woman??So Lucky you must be one of those pea brained hooligan

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:25 AM

    Bomb explosions, Vote rigging, kidnappings, white Van abductions, ransom and bribery etc are very minor incidents in Sri Lanka a land like no other. People dissapear on their own, getting killed on their own, 1000 things to say ...... We are living in this paradise island just because of these super human politicians. We do not have any problems ....... what ever the governemnt media dishing out is absolute truth....nothing but the truth........Monika

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:25 AM

    thats crap.....it is the responsibility of the gov to prevent any violence! but the point is if the gov are creating violence how can they prevent it!

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:27 AM


    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:33 AM

    Go and vote MR or SF and keep democracy, Otherwise some one fraud it. Also make arrange transport to North and East people to vote. Present government authorities , Police and Election commissioner should responsible for fair election.Otherwise this election may like Iran one. We don't need.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:36 AM

    To Gimhan. No wonder why SF had to come to the front when there are traitors like you.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:38 AM

    If the govt is trying to put the blame on the opposition over violence, whats the use of this govt?

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 07:23 AM

    They can even avoid the minor incidents .We can give a good salutation to our democracy.

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 05:46 AM

    Gimahan, no wonder we remain third world when we have third class ppl at the top. But things will change from today and please wake up to reality tomorrow morning.

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