12 election violence incidents reported in east
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 08:40 GMT]
Twelve election violence incidents have been reported in the eastern province till Monday, according to the Police. The latest incident was the clash between two Paramilitary groups, the TMVP and PLOTE groups, at Aaraiyampathi in Batticaloa district Monday evening in which five PLOTE personnel sustained injuries. Meanwhile the delivery of poll cards to voters through post offices in the east has begun from Monday.
The Election Department officials Monday handed over parcels of poll cards addressed to eligible voters to post offices with police escort.
Police escort would be provided for postal employees who are engaged in the delivery.
However the postal department has earmarked April 27 Sunday as a special day for poll card delivery in three districts, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampaa'rai in the eastern province.
The delivery would continue till May 2. Thereafter voters who fail to receive the poll cards could collect them from post offices in their respective areas, election department officials said.