Batticaloa district tops in election related violence

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 13:57 GMT]
Twenty four complaints related to election violence have been recorded from the Batticaloa district, twenty reported from Kandy district, thirteen from Matale district and 12 from Kanthalaay DS division in Trincomalee district, according to a report submitted by the police at a press briefing held Tuesday.

Senior DIG of Police Administration and Crimes, N.K. Illangakoon added that the IGP has already started giving special attention to the Batticaloa District.

He said the Police are on 24-hour alert in monitoring and preventing election violence. According to their reports, they have received 219 complaints up to now from the Police stations around the country.

“When considering the latest situation, it appears that there has been a sudden eruption of violence in the Nuwara Eliya District within the past two or three days,” he pointed out.

 

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