Final arrangements for JMC election completed
[TamilNet, Friday, 07 August 2009, 10:48 GMT]
The final arrangements to conduct Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) election have been completed, Jaffna Secretariat sources said. The arrangements included the transport of ballot boxes to the seventy poling booths with police escort and appointing Polling Centre Officers and their assistants. Police have taken in charge of the pooling booths which are guarded by Sri Lanka Army (SLA).
Voting will commence at 7:00 a.m Saturday and will end at 4:00 p.m.
Postal votes will be counted at 4:00 p.m and the final results are expected to be announced after midnight Saturday, Jaffna Secretariat sources said.
Election Monitoring Committees in Jaffna are actively engaged in their duties.
Police are busy applying black paint on the poster and bills pasted on the walls in Jaffna town.
Meanwhile, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), United National Party (UNP) and the Independent Groups contesting JMC election accused the police for partiality having failed to remove the banners and posters with the images of President Mahinda Rajapakse and Minister Douglas Devananda, sources in Jaffna said.
A sense of anxiety prevails in Jaffna as to how the election will be conducted.