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Campaigning for Sri Lanka parliamentary election to end Monday
Sun, Apr 4, 2010, 01:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 03, Colombo: All campaign activities for the upcoming parliamentary elections on April 8th must be concluded by Monday midnight according to the election officials.
The last campaign rally of the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance will be held on Monday at Middeniya in Southern Province under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The main opposition United National Front will hold its final rally in Central Colombo with the leadership of the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe.
Democratic National Alliance will hold its last campaign rally in Gampaha with the participation of senior leaders of the alliance while its leader General Sarath Fonseka remains detained.
Posting of posters and displaying of banners, cutouts and other propaganda material will be totally prohibited after Monday.
According to the Sri Lanka Police Chief IGP Mahinda Balasuriya a systematic security programme covering all districts will be implemented from Tuesday through the election period.
Meanwhile international monitors who arrived in the country last week have already started pre-monitoring activities related to the election.
People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) sixteen observers has invited 16 monitors while the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has brought five monitors. All the monitors have already been sent to several parts of the country, Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi said.
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