July 20, Colombo: An election monitor in Sri Lanka says that several political parties in the country have violated elections laws by holding vehicle processions on the final day of nominations.
The Campaign for a Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has informed the Elections Commissioner about the flouting of election laws by several political parties.
According toCaFFE United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) supporters in vehicles including CTB buses have held a procession from Akkaraipattu to Ampara, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has held one from Akkaraipattu to Ampara, UPFA supporters have held another one from Kaduruwela to Polonnaruwa, and UNP supporters have held a procession in the Mawanella town.
CaFFE Director, Keerthi Tennakoon has written about these incidents to the Elections Commissioner drawing attention to the discussion of the Commissioner General of Elections had with party leaders and election observers, observers from political parties, political party representatives and police department representatives.
Tennakoon has stated that attention was paid to avoiding vehicle processions on nominations day at the meeting on the 16th of this month.
The CaFFE Director has called on the Commissioner to take necessary steps to ensure vehicle processions do not take place in future.