Opposition alleges extensive abuse, HRC intervenes

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The Human Rights Commission (HRC) yesterday decided to deploy two teams to monitor the local council elections in Jaffna and Kilinochchi.

HRC officials said the decision was taken following complaints by various political parties and election monitoring groups about large scale violation of election laws.

The JVP and the TNA have complained that the military was interfering in political activities of opposition parties. They also informed the Elections Department that in the run-up to this Saturday’s elections, the government had suddenly begun allocating funds for development projects in the North.

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), requested the HRC to send its officials to monitor the situation in the North.
PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said the HRC had responded positively.

“They agreed to send two teams to Jaffna, probably on July 21 and the officials will stay there till the voting is over on Saturday,” he said. (KB)
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  • Labby Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:21 AM

    Why wait till July 21, what's the problem in sending those teams immediately?

    Bumba Tuesday, 19 July 2011 03:06 AM

    If this continues we will have monitors from the sky, speak Libya.

    LIMA Tuesday, 19 July 2011 03:16 AM

    whatever complaint made , EC will also tell that he willl take action but , all under carpet , the ruler wins hook or crook as usual game plan.

    upulkarupul Tuesday, 19 July 2011 03:15 AM

    NATANNA BERI UNAMA POLOWA EDAIM (Earth is unstable when unable to dance)

    Basila Tuesday, 19 July 2011 04:10 AM

    First EC have to request from the government to vacate the government troops from there.

    dias Tuesday, 19 July 2011 04:17 AM

    This time unbeliveable defet for UNP AND JVP

    Ryan Tuesday, 19 July 2011 04:15 AM

    A journalist found dead in UK, pls go there as well.

    karu NA Tuesday, 19 July 2011 04:40 AM

    ela ela


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