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4 March 2011 02:38 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Residents of some areas in Dimbulagala, Manampitiya and Aralaganvila have prevented political party or independent candidates from entering their villages because they have not been provided with basic facilities like electricity and access roads, an election monitoring group said today.

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said residents of Veheragala, Weeralanda, Kuda Sigiriya and Ihala Yakkara had put up black flags to protest the failure by political authorities to provide electricity to these villages.  

PAFFREL monitors said a banner, has been put up at the entrance to the villages saying no candidate is allowed to step into any house to canvass for votes.

Meanwhile the United National Party (UNP) has informed PAFFREL about incidents of election law violations in the Hambantota district where the pasting of posters were taking place on a large scale.  (KB)

  Comments - 7

  • ampare son Friday, 04 March 2011 02:58 PM

    thats good. they get vote then froget village. some problemes are very simple to solve..thank you aralaganvilla and manampitya people.

    Simple Sydney Friday, 04 March 2011 10:15 PM

    A refreshing example for the rest of Sri Lanka to follow. This should get the attention of all politicos

    noxurs Friday, 04 March 2011 11:03 PM

    Well done

    mohan Friday, 04 March 2011 11:14 PM

    Villagers do not have any rights to stop any body entering their villages. If anybody doing illegal activities they should inform to police. If they do not want to vote they can refrain from voting. Democracy should be in villages too. CITIZENS DO NOT TAKE LAW INTO THEIR HAND.

    lakmikanth Friday, 04 March 2011 11:46 PM

    God move,this is the only way to teach these liars a lesson.Thank you.

    Shanil Saturday, 05 March 2011 12:04 AM

    Brilliant! Show them you aren't naive!

    Cobra Saturday, 05 March 2011 01:38 AM

    The way to go Carolis and Banda, way to go. Give the humbugs the boot-they got a lot of nerve to ask for your vote!!!

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