Sept 28, Colombo: An election monitor in Sri Lanka says that incidents of violence following the end of the provincial council elections have risen.
The Campaign for a Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has issued a statement saying that "frequency and gravity" of post-election violence have increased in the last few days.
The monitoring group said that the highest number of incidents have been recorded from the Kurunegala District.
According to CaFFE five incidents have been reported from the Kurunegala District of which four incidents involved supporters of governing party members Dayasiri Jayasekara and Johan Fernando.
CaFFE said there were reports of intimidation and violence against Jayasekara's supporters from Fernando's supporters in several areas.
The election monitors called on the law enforcement authorities and leaders of political parties to take the necessary steps to prevent the incidents of violence.