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* Sri Lankan elections monitor says highest number of complaints on illegal propaganda activities
Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 11:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 07, Colombo: An election monitor in Sri Lanka has said that while there has been a high number of complaints received on election law violations and violent incidents, the highest number of election law violations have been related to illegal propaganda activities.

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said that it has received 562 complaints of election law violations and incidents of election related violence as of Thursday.

CaFFE Executive Director, Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said in a statement that the complaints include 538 reports of election law violations and twenty-four incidents of election related violence.

According to CaFFE, the highest number of complaints of election law violations was regarding illegal election propaganda campaigns, which is 298 complaints, while there were 216 complaints on the misuse of public property, which included using government employees for electioneering, appointment and transfer during the election period.

CaFFE has also noted 18 incidents of assault and threatening, six incidents of damaging property and illegal election propaganda were reported, related to election violence.

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