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* Illegal election campaigners call Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner asking for preferential votes
Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 11:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, Colombo: An agent of a Provincial Council election candidate of the Colombo district has called the Election Commissioner's house asking for a preferential vote for his candidate, Sri Lanka's Election Secretariat sources said.

The caller had made the call on March 28 during day time, sources said. Election Commissioner's wife answered the phone and the caller asked her to give preferential vote to the relevant candidate. Mrs. Deshapriya had reportedly hanged up the phone saying she had no vote in Colombo district.

The call was illegal and violated election regulations, the Election Secretariat said. All election campaigns were to be suspended by midnight of March 27, according to election regulations.

However, candidates of several parties continued spamming SMS, email, telephone calls and Facebook campaigns until the last minute, election observers say.

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