PAFFREL counts 32 election related complaints in East

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 May 2008, 17:52 GMT]
Thirty two complaints of election related violence including two killings have been reported till Friday evening from the three districts of the east since the nominations closed for the provincial council election which is scheduled to be held on May 10, Peoples Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL), a monitoring group which has not been recognized as an independent monitoring mission by the main opposition UNP.

Meanwhile the police said it would deploy about 10,000 police personnel in the east for election duty to curb violence and maintain law and order during the election period and on the polling day.

However Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Saturday that there is no election violence in east as claimed by opposition parties.


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