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With fears of an increase in violence prior to the upcoming General elections, polls monitoring bodies have urged political party leaders to arrest the trend with clashes among supporters of the same political party among the contributing factors of the rise in incidents.

According to the election monitoring bodies, PAFFREL and CMEV, over 50 percent of pre-election violence reported so far has been among supporters of the same political party or group contesting the elections next month.

Meanwhile DIG elections Gamini Navaratna said that 66 incidents related to pre-election violence has been reported so far of which 35 percent were incidents among supporters of the same political party. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Sunday, 14 March 2010 05:39 AM

    PUBLIC SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT VIOLENCE IS NOT GOIING TO SOLVE THE BURDENS . ALL POLITICAL PARTIES SHOULD ACCEPT VICTORY OR DEFEAT.

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:06 AM

    Are they sane enought to hear this sound counsel? When passion is on the throne, can one expect reason to prevail?

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 09:57 AM

    This is like pouring water on a ducks back.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:54 PM

    Sri Lankans are not a loyal race - Singhalese are fighting Singhalese. I suppose they are also good practising Buddhists - where is the metha, karuna etc?.


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