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Almost 4,000 cases of polls violations reported so far: EC


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  • 107 other cases had also been reported during this period

By Chaturanga Samarawickrama  

The Elections Commission has received a total of 3,821 complaints from October 8 to November 13 regarding election law violations and violent activities, the Commission said.  

107 other cases had also been reported during this period

It said ten violent activities had been reported to the National Election Complaints Management Centre and District Election Complaint Management Centres while 3, 687 election law violations were reported to the other respective centres.  

107 other cases had also been reported during this period.  

During the 24 hours ending 4pm on November 13, only 1 complaint had been reported in connection with election law violations but no violent activities were reported. Complaints of 91 other cases had also been reported.  

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 investigations, the complaints received during the presidential elections this year, new laws are promulgated to prevent issues that are seen as routinely happening during elections.    

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