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* Sri Lanka election monitor says 55 election offices of opposition parties attacked, no arrests made
Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 01:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 03, Colombo: An election monitor in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says that 55 election offices of opposition parties in the Uva Province have been attacked in the run up to the Provincial Council Elections , but the police had not made a single arrest.

The CaFFE said with the attack on the election office of opposition leader of Buttala Pradeshiya Sabha and United National Party (UNP) Moneragala district provincial council candidate in the early hours of Tuesday (September 2), the number of attacked election offices of the opposition parties has reached 55.

Meanwhile an election office of UNP chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando at Nelumgama Badulla was also attacked on the same day.

According to the monitor, although there are over 200 legal and illegal election offices of ruling United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Moneragala, it is only the offices of UNP and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) that have been attacked.

"Not a single person has been arrested in connection with the continuous election violence and violations in Moneragala and it is suspicious that not a single policeman is in the vicinity when these attacks were carried out," the election watchdog said.

Opposition activists have claimed that gunmen travelling in unmarked vehicles and those with garage numbers carry out the night time attacks on the opposition party offices.

Out of the 164 complaints CaFFE has received, 120 were from Moneragala district while 35 were from Badulla District. Nine complaints were common to both districts.

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