The Elections Commission has received a total of 851 complaints from October 8 to 17 regarding the election law violations and violent activities, the Commission said.
It said eight violent activities had been reported to the National Election Complaint Management Centre and District Election Complaint Management Centres while 814 election law violations were reported to the respective centres.
29 other cases had also been reported.
During the 24-hour period from Thursday (17) to yesterday 4.00 p.m., 89 complaints had been reported in connection with both election law violations and violent activities.
The Elections Commission has decided to open complaint offices to investigate election complaints at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya and all district offices to entertain complaints relating to the forthcoming presidential election.
These complaint offices are established in collaboration with the police and after investigating the complaints received during the presidential elections this year, new laws are promulgated to prevent issues that are seen as routinely happening during elections. (Sheain Fernandopulle)