Polls Chief discusses N'pitiya

8 April 2010 11:28 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Jamila Najmuddin


Election monitors are to meet the Elections Commissioner Dayanananda Dissanayaka to discuss a spate of incidents which occurred in Nawalapitiya and urge him to address the issue, a PAFFREL spokesman told Daily Mirror online.

According to the spokesman who did not want to be identified, there were incidents of vote rigging, opposition polling agents being threatened, voters being chased away, illegal propaganda and some clashes.

“Some voters were threatened to cast their vote for a certain government candidate in Nawalapitiya and the people were not allowed to cast their vote freely,” the PAFFREL spokesman said.

The spokesman however noted that when the Elections Commissioner had contacted the police over the reported incidents the police had claimed that the poll in Nawalapitiya was free and fair.

The Elections Commissioner is expected to meet polls monitors, police and other authorities to discuss the outcome of the polls in Nawalapitiya.

Meanwhile PAFFREL recorded 113 incidents of election related violence from around the country, most of which are now being checked and the highest number of incidents were reported from Nawalapitiya, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 7

  • Thursday, 08 April 2010 12:31 PM

    IF THE REPORTS ARE TRUE, THERE SHOULD BE A RE ELECTION IN THIS ELECTORATE.

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 01:48 PM

    Don't waste the tax payers money. Repolling will result the same. One country, one nation, one political party.

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 01:52 PM

    Everything is fair in sri lanka, if it is rules' way

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 01:55 PM

    srilanka a land like no other congratulations MR you achieved in making srilanka asias miracle or watever u govt fellows were bragging about !!

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:35 PM

    'NADUTH HAMUDURUWANGE, BADUTH HAMUDURUWANGE'!!!

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 11:45 AM

    Milking From the Horn !.

    Thursday, 08 April 2010 12:12 PM

    the person who was responsible for these third class antics is easyly Identifiable ..the man with vary bad condition of "verbal Diarrhoea"...disgrace to your alma mater.


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