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Election monitoring bodies have claimed a lack of enthusiasm among voters during the ongoing Provincial Council polls held in the Sabaragamuwa, Eastern and North central provinces.

According to Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Director Keerthi Tennakoon, fairly a low voter turn-out has been observed in the polling stations so far. “During previous years, an early voting trend was observed in most of these provinces, particularly Sabaragamuwa. However, this year the trend seems to have drastically changed,” he said speaking to Daily Mirror a short while ago.

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PaFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi too confirmed observations of a comparatively low voter turnout.

Meanwhile, election monitors claim the situation with concern to election violence is under control in all areas where the provincial council polls are being held. (Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • Up Saturday, 08 September 2012 09:24 AM

    Will see after counting .

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 08 September 2012 09:26 AM

    Hooray, the ordinary voters are getting wiser, because they know that whichever way they vote, the results are a resounding victory for the ruling party.

    Hamza Saturday, 08 September 2012 10:06 AM

    Voter turn out 30% . UPFP won by 70%. no vote rigging.

    Sagara Saturday, 08 September 2012 11:24 AM

    A 7 year old can tell you the results before the count. Democracy on long leave!

    Labby Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:05 AM

    'Election Violence is under control' means nobody is making a fuss about the malpractices.

    SureshP Saturday, 08 September 2012 07:10 AM

    This has always been the case in all elections in the recent past. When poling is closed, the EC announces a turnout of about 50%. When results are released, 80% have voted. Very fishy


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