42% voter turn out in NCP, SP elections in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 August 2008, 08:28 GMT]
The voter turn out was at 42 percent in the provincial elections in North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces, based on the data up to Saturday noon, according to the sources at the Sri Lankan Election Commissinoers office. Although no major incident reported, there were reports of UPFA mobs snatching National Identity Cards of voters and TMVP paramilitary personnel engaged in chasing away UNP supporters.

Prior to the elections, the Sri Lankan Election Commissioner had reiterated that the National Identity Cards (NIC) was a must for voting in the provincial elections.

Paramilitary personnel of the TMVP chased away UNP supporters in Palliyagodella in Pollonnaruwa district .

The voting will conclude at 4 p.m. The results would be released by early morning on Sunday.


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