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Low turnout – Elec. Dept.

17 March 2011 08:23 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Election Department a short while ago confirmed that the voter turnout for the local government polls, which is currently underway, was considerably low in all parts of the country.

“The voter turnout was considerably low in all parts of the country with a little improvement in Hambantota,” Deputy Elections Commissioner W.P.Suamanasiri told Daily Mirror online.

Meanwhile, independence  election monitoring bodies said that by noon the voter turnout was between 20% to 25%.

Both the PAFFREL and Network for Election Monitoring said in spite of the low enthusiasm among voters, there was a sharp increase in the number of incidents of election related violence. (Sandun Jayasekera)

  Comments - 11

  • Mr.Fool Thursday, 17 March 2011 08:35 AM

    ahhhh....................................................................(yawning) another UPFA selection...

    Ranjith Thursday, 17 March 2011 08:56 AM

    With the level of terror no wonder people will abstain from voting. But just before closing time votes will be stuffed in.

    Kan Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:08 AM

    Is it due to 'election terrorism'?

    Thariq Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:06 AM

    supiri ... this is how much people are interested... but people wake up, this is no good.. end of the day its our tax money!!!! AND FOR GOD SAKE OUR COUNTRY...!!!!

    A.J Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:24 AM

    its because everyone knows the result ! BIG loss for the UNP

    j Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:40 AM

    To whom I should vote, and why,for what, that is whay i dont cast my vote.

    josh Thursday, 17 March 2011 09:36 AM

    will any educated person every come to vote when they know that at the end of the day their votes are not gonna b counted valid!!

    Ranjith Thursday, 17 March 2011 10:42 AM

    As you say people know that. Reality is even Mubarak of Egypt also won elections with over 80%

    Che Thursday, 17 March 2011 10:41 AM

    Wow, Very Interesting, Oh well, Sri Lanka is well known for elections, the world's best election specialists

    Heamu Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:13 AM

    Who cares? IMF will give a big loan on the results

    saman Thursday, 17 March 2011 01:18 PM

    Do not worry rest will turn up at mid Night ! likewise in previous two elections

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