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18 March 2011 07:00 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several UPFA candidates and their supporters are protesting in various parts of Dambulla against a candidate backed by a powerful government Minister in the area alleging that he has climbed to the top spot in preferential votes illegally in in the Dambulla Municipal Council.

They had thrown stones at the Minister's house and then clashed with the police. Police said that the situation is under control and security has been tightened in the area.

According to ground reports the candidates and their supporters are blocking roads and wearing black bands and holding black flags. (Supun Dias and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

  Comments - 13

  • Frank Nanhimi Saturday, 19 March 2011 05:12 AM

    It's like match fixing.

    noxurs Saturday, 19 March 2011 06:02 AM

    Mr Gongalegodabanda have not you heard of " computer jilmart"? This is what it is. One of " Asia's Wonders."

    haren Saturday, 19 March 2011 06:39 AM

    sleep with the dogs,wake up with bugs!

    Gongalegodabanda Friday, 18 March 2011 07:13 AM

    ARE THESE GUYS MAD OR WHAT? How is that possible? they need to do a brain scan?

    Kan Friday, 18 March 2011 07:19 AM

    If it is true-inform UNP, the loser and then s top fighting.

    Dr.Harsha Friday, 18 March 2011 07:20 AM

    this is good exmple before the victory and after victory. misleading & Jal thara is too much for wining in this election as well

    Ranjith Friday, 18 March 2011 07:35 AM

    What about opposition candidates. Supporters loyal to rulers come up with big theories why opposition get defeated

    Neville Friday, 18 March 2011 04:08 PM

    You are quite correct S.Rajagopal.Winning party also knows how rigging is done.
    God Bless my poor Sri Lanka.
    We don't mind who wins.But let the people to vote without playing with their rights.

    Angie Senanayake Friday, 18 March 2011 07:35 AM

    This will eventually start happening all over the country if government tries to play with elections results too much.

    Ravana Friday, 18 March 2011 07:50 AM

    This is the only hope..... when thieves fall out !

    Gotukola Friday, 18 March 2011 07:55 AM


    tharanga Friday, 18 March 2011 08:54 AM

    it seems you are interested in examples for post election violence. ;) this is not a good example to apply to the election as a whole.

    S.Rajagopal Friday, 18 March 2011 09:55 AM

    Same party supporters are protesting of illegal preferential votes. So imagine how long normal civilian will believe in this elections. Poor voting turnout is the answer.

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