Download a PDF of this letter here. ### H.E Maithripala Sirisena President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat” Colombo 01 10th January 2015 Your Excellency, Request for a Depoliticised Public Service and Introduction of Reforms We write to you as two independent election monitoring bodies which have monitored elections in Sri Lanka for several years and ...

Download this as a PDF in English here. ### CMEV deployed a total of approximately 4,500 monitors in the field, in polling stations and in mobile teams in the 2015 Presidential Election. On Election Day, CMEV recorded 223 incidents with 101 major incidents and 122 minor incidents. Out of the 223 incidents CMEV documented 124 incidents against the ruling UPFA ...

Download this press release as a PDF in English here. ### Polling for the Presidential Election 2015 commenced at 7am. One incident of an explosion was reported during this period from Point Pedro, Jaffna. CMEV was informed that the explosion was caused due to a hand grenade with no injuries reported. CMEV received a report of voters being prevented from ...

#IVotedSL infographic: How to vote Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With just a few days more for the 2015 Presidential Election, follow and support #IVotedSL, a trilingual campaign launched by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) to ...

#IVotedSL infographic: Voter turnout in the region Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With just a few days more for the 2015 Presidential Election, follow and support #IVotedSL, a trilingual campaign launched by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) to ...

Presidential Election 2015: CMEV Interim Campaign Report Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) was formed in 1997 by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Coalition Against Political Violence as an independent and non- partisan organisation to monitor the incidents of election related violence. Currently, CMEV is made up of CPA and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre. CMEV monitors all ...

Download this press release as a PDF in English here. ### 7th January 2015 Since the completion of campaigning, CMEV received several major incidents involving assault, threat and intimidation, damage to property, and misuse of state resources. All incidents reported to CMEV are instances where opposition party members and supporters were attacked, threatened and property damaged. CMEV is concerned at ...

Download this PR as a PDF here. 6th January 2015 The Presidential Election campaign ended at midnight with several major incidents reported. At the end of campaigning, CMEV documented a total of 420 incidents, with 237 major incidents and 183 minor incidents. The highest number of major incidents were reported from Jaffna District with 22 incidents followed from Badulla District ...

5 January 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is aware that a poll purportedly done by CPA projecting the results of the Presidential election is being circulated in the mainstream media and online. It first appeared on a Facebook page called “We vote Mahinda Rajapaksha” which is linked to the official website of the incumbent. Furthermore, ...

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), has denied that they compiled the recently publicised poll predicting Mahinda Rajapaksa would win the election. Executive director of CPA, Dr. P. Saravanamuttu, told The Colombo Post that in the first instance a poll purportedly carried out by CPA was promoted online with a direct link to the President’s official website stating Rajapaksa would ...

#IVotedSL infographic: Voter turnout at Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka Voting is an important civic responsibility and one way all of us exercise and enjoy our Sovereignty. This responsibility becomes particularly important during a Presidential Election, because of the immense power vested in this office. With just a few days more for the 2015 Presidential Election, follow and support #IVotedSL, a trilingual campaign launched by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence ...

Download this PR as a PDF here, and in Sinhala here. ### On 4th January 2015 at 2.00 am: CMEV is seriously concerned about an assault on two election officers allegedly by supporters of Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Susantha Punchinilame in Trincomalee around 6.30pm on 4 January. The incident occurred in front of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) party ...

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