Written by Staff Writer
29 Jul, 2015 | 12:54 pm
Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi says that 541 election-related complaints have been lodged thus far in the run-up to the parliamentary elections.
Executive Director of CaFFE Keerthi Thennakoon, meanwhile, says that there has been a spike in the number of election-related complaints during the past 24 hours.
Furthermore, the Police Media Unit says that it has recorded 87 complaints with regard to the upcoming general elections, adding that 27 individuals have been arrested in connection with those complaints. The Police Media Unit also says that they had received 80 complaints with regard to the violation of election laws, and that 190 persons had been arrested over such incidents.
The Elections Secretariat stated that polling cards had been handed over to the Postal Department on Wednesday for distribution, ahead of the elections. Additional Elections Commissioner, M.M. Mohommed said that polling cards will be distributed to the 15,440,491 persons who are eligible to vote. The distribution of polling cards will take place until Aug. 10.
Meanwhile, a meeting took place between the elections commissioner and party secretaries at the Elections Secretariat on Tuesday. The meeting was held to discuss issues that may arise based on the instructions issued by the elections commissioner to conduct a free and fair elections. At the meeting, special attention was drawn regarding certain candidates whose propaganda campaigns were found to be flouting election laws.
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