July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka election monitor, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) yesterday warned that certain parts of Digamadulla district in the Eastern Province could be a hotspot for election violence.
CaFFE Executive Director Manas Makeen said that they have identified three hotspots in the district. They are Pottuvil, Sainthamaruthu and Akkaraipattu.
"There is also a lot of hate speech and some violence. The first incident of election violence was reported in Akkaraipattu. A vehicle carrying SJB candidate Thawam was attacked with stones there," he said.
Makeen added that police must put extra security in these areas to minimize violence.