Batticaloa tops in poll related violence

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 May 2008, 17:53 GMT]
Twenty seven complaints of election related violence have been reported from the Batticaloa district till Monday evening as the election campaign is in full swing in towns and villages where Muslims and Sinhalese are living in majority. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) said Tamils in the three districts are not showing any interest in the election, media sources said.



Eighteen poll related violence have been reported from Trincomalee district and 10 from Ampaarai district.

The Police denied a report by the Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) that the election violence included two killings.

Police clarified that those killings were not connected with current election, media sources said.

 

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