31 percent voters of Jaffna Municipal Council limit displaced
[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 August 2009, 03:18 GMT]
11.6 percent of the voters eligible to cast their votes in the elections to the Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) are detained in several camps for internally displaced in Jaffna district, and 20.9 percent IDPs are living elsewhere out of the district in several parts of Sri Lanka. About 71.8 percent are currently living within the JMC limit, according to a survey conducted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA). The election to the JMC is scheduled to be held on August 8 along with Vavuniyaa Urban Council.
The survey was conducted from July 22 to July 24.
44.7 percent of voters have not decided to which party they should vote and 22.3 percent refuse to comment on the issue. 42.9 percent say that they have no interest in Sri Lanka’s politics but 13.4 show some interest in the country’s politics.79.3 percent show no interest in JMC election.
38.3 percent say that there is no change in their economy for the last one year. However 24.9 say slight improvement is noted.
Only 19 percent voters attend party political meetings and 79 percent do not attend party propaganda meeting.