Sri Lanka’s election law violations cross 500 incidents: PAFFREL

PAFFREL

July 28, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s election watchdog PAFFREL says the organization has received 492 complaints in relation to 511 electoral and general law violations by yesterday afternoon.

Among them, 35 are related to acts of violence and 41 incidents of electoral and general law violations.

As per the PAFFREL statistical report of election law violations which covers the pre election period, a total of 10 hospitalizations have been reported to date.

84 violations relating to abuse of state power, resources and misusing state sector employees have also been reported.

There were 386 other violations including 256 incidents of carrying out illegal election propaganda, the report showed.

Most number of complaints received from Western Province (92) where 50 incidents were reported from Colombo district.

82 complaints from Southern Province and 69 complaints from North Western Province have also been reported.