Alcohol distributed in some electoral areas


Aug 17, 2015 (LBO) – The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) says free alcohol has been distributed in districts of Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Puttalam, Kurunegala and Matale by candidates contesting in the election.

Officials of the Excise Department raided one location in Passara Road, Badulla where 67 individuals had been bribed this way. The Excise Department, however, has not taken action in several districts where these activities have been reported, CAFFE noted.

These bribes attract supporters of political parties despite a ban on sale of alcohol, the election monitoring group said.