14 member election monitoring team arrives in Colombo

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 15:48 GMT]
A fourteen member international election monitoring delegation of the Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFFE) comprising observers from Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh and Burma arrived in Colombo Wednesday. The members of the delegation would be divided into seven teams, each team comprising two observers and will leave for the north and east and certain places in the south Thursday, Rohana Hettitarachchi with the People’s Action For Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said.

The headquarters of the ANFFE is located in Thailand.

More foreign observers are also expected to arrive in Colombo within the next 48 hours on an invitation sent by the Election Commissioner’s Office and other private independent election monitoring groups functioning in the country.

 

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