Election monitors express concern over ‘underworld involvement’

Election monitors express concern over ‘underworld involvement’

Election monitors express concern over ‘underworld involvement’

Written by Staff Writer

08 Aug, 2015 | 11:58 am

Election monitors charge that members of the underworld are engaged in election propaganda activities.

Executive director of CAFFE Keethi Tennakoon said such individuals can be seen involved in propaganda activities with politicians in the Colombo, Gampaha, Hambantota anad Kandy districts.

National organiser of the National Election Monitoring Centre Rasanga Harischandra said that many complaints have been received on the involvement of members of the underworld in election activities.

Speaking to News1st, Executive Director of the PAFFREL organisation Rohana Hettiarachchi said that they cannot ignore the broad dialogue that is taking place in the country on the involvement of the underworld in election activities.

He went on to say that police must take immediate steps to control this situation.

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