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Candidates may try to misuse the voters: PAFFREL

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Updated: 06:41 GMT, Aug 17, 2015 | Published: 05:58 GMT, Aug 17, 2015 |
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The executive director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiyarachi has requested all the voters, not to stand outside or nearby the polling stations and assemble with others, after they cast their votes, as it may cause them to engage in violence activities.

He made this observation, while he was contacted by Athavannews regarding PAFFREL’s statement on today’s election.

Further he said that the parliamentary polls are being held peacefully and as the election monitors, we have deployed 14,000 monitors. 12,000 among them are deployed in the polling stations. Further, 360 mobile monitoring groups are on service, countrywide.

In addition to these measures, 14 foreign observers who have come to Sri Lanka last week, also observe the election process in Sri Lanka from last week.

Today, there are no cases of election law violation is registered. But this morning, a candidate from Hambantota has provided breakfast to the Pradeshiya Sabha workers.

Therefore, the PAFFREL asks everyone to use their voting right and though they don’t have the identity card, if they have their names in 2014 voters list, then they can cast votes soon after proving their identity.