Written by Tharushan Fernando
17 Aug, 2015 | 9:58 pm
At a media briefing convened shortly after polls closed, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya noted that polling was conducted peacefully, with no reports of any major incidents.
The Elections Commissioner stated:
Our only request is that those celebrating the election results after they are released, is to do so with humility and in a manner which does not harass others.
He further added:
We received the most complaints today within the last one and a half hours of voting. However, a majority of these complaints were related to the fact that people were still unable to vote due to long queues and external sources including election monitors have informed us that not a single serious incident has been reported. Regional assistant returning officers and the polling booth agents of political parties have also reported that no major incident was reported and the senior polling station officers have also reported that there has been no trouble and that counting can begin so I believe that we will have no reason to even consider annulling the votes from any of the polling stations.
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