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* Sri Lanka police launches special investigation into election day incident at Kamburupitiya in Trincomalee
Sun, Apr 11, 2010, 10:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have launched a special investigation into the incident in Kumburupitiya, Trincomalee where a gang had allegedly stormed into a polling center and stolen ballot papers.

The incident led the Election Commissioner to suspend the counting of ballots from the polling centre in the area and announce a re-poll.

According to the police, the investigation will look at the failure by the officers on duty to report the incident as soon as it happened and apprehending the suspects involved.

The results from the Trincomalee electorate in the Trincomalee district were suspended as a result of the incident and the Elections Department said yesterday (10) that the re-polling in the area as well as in Nawalapitiya will take place on April 20.


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