Uva PC Elections: Complaints on the rise; eight individuals under arrest

Uva PC Elections: Complaints on the rise; eight individuals under arrest

Uva PC Elections: Complaints on the rise; eight individuals under arrest

Written by Staff Writer

31 Aug, 2014 | 12:56 pm

Eight individuals have been arrested in connection to complaints received ahead of the Uva Provincial Council Elections.

Meanwhile,  the Police Media Spokesperson’s Unit said that 53 complaints have been received so far in connection to the Uva PC Elections, while the Elections Secretariat Office says that 87 election-related complaints have been received.

Moreover, the Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections of CaFFE, Keerthi Tennakone, says that 138 complaints were lodged to the CaFFE in connection to the Uva PC Elections. Fifty six (56) complaints, incidentally are from the Moneragala district.

Thirteen of the complaints are in connection to threats and assault; while the Elections Secretariat says 14 are in relation to the use of state officials for election activities.

Election officials note that election-related complaints are gradually on the rise.

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