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No decision to block social media – Mahinda Deshapriya

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya stated that no decision has been taken to block social media regarding the presidential election. He was said this speaking at a media briefing in Colombo yesterday. However, he urged the social media users to be careful not to refer them to such a situation. Meanwhile, Mr. Deshapriya …

Rohana Hettiarachchi, PAFFREL

Six government employment incidents in violating election laws – PAFFREL

Election monitors say that there have been several incidents of government employment being violated by election laws. PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said that six such incidents were reported in the past few days. Meanwhile, National Organizer of the National Polls Observation Center (NPOC), Attorney at Law Rasanga Harischandra stated that his organization too has …

Rohana Hettiarachchi, PAFFREL

Pass demarcation report & hold election – PAFFREL

Election Observers have urged the Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya to promptly pass the demarcation report for provinces and conduct the impending Provincial Council Election. Director of the People’s Action for Free and Fair Election Rohana Hettiarachchi said a request has been made in writing in this regard. Hettiarachchi said two opportunities granted for Parliament …

Rohana Hettiarachchi, PAFFREL

Refrain from organizing rallies – PAFFREL

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections has requested all parties to refrain from organizing marches and rallies during the next few days.

Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi said they had received complaints regarding several marches being organized by parties that secured victories.

Hettiarachchi requested all groups to celebrate the victory in a peaceful manner.

The Executive Director stressed rallies lead to problematic situations and requested district leaders and Pradeshiya Sabha leaders to refrain from organising public gatherings.

Rohana Hettiarachchi also said 26 complaints have been reported during the post election period.

He stated several incidents of assault were reported from Kegalle, Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Kandy, Matara and Ampara adding so far 7 people have been admitted to hospital.

Rohana Hettiarachchi, PAFFREL

Maintain ‘Silent Period’ – PAFFREL

Election Monitoring Bodies have requested all individuals and groups to refrain from direct or indirect involvement in any and all election activities, during the ‘silent period’ announced by the Elections Commission, ahead of the 2018 Local Authority Elections scheduled to be held on Saturday. Director of the Peoples Action For Free and Fair Elections Rohana …


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