Election law violations cross 700 incidents: PAFFREL


Aug 03, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s election watchdog PAFFREL says the organization has received 704 complaints in relation to 740 electoral and general law violations by yesterday afternoon.

Among them, 77 are related to acts of violence and 89 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 34 hospitalizations have been reported to date.

One killing and 16 grievous assaults were among 89 acts of violence.

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

There were 552 other violations including 365 incidents of carrying out illegal election propaganda, the report showed.

Most number of complaints received from Western Province (145) where 76 incidents were reported from Colombo district.

119 complaints from Southern Province and 99 complaints from North Western Province have also been reported.

Eastern Province reports least number of cases with 38 incidents.

Out of total 740 reported incidents, 644 were confirmed incidents, PAFFREL further said.