Laws tighten as polls near

Laws tighten as polls near

Laws tighten as polls near

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jan, 2018 | 12:22 pm

With local government elections drawing even closer, reports of individuals flouting election laws continue to flow.The number of complaints received by the National Election Commission over the upcoming Local Government Election have increased to 260.

Six persons had been arrested during the last 24 hours.

According to the Elections Commission, out of the total number of complaints received, 245 were regarding elections law violations with 55 persons arrested.

Nine complaints have been reported over acts of violence. The most number of complaints, that is 42, has been reported from the Colombo District.

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