Final Report on Election Related Violence: Provincial Council Elections 2013, Northern Province CMEV wishes to acknowledge the work of the Commissioner of Elections, his officials in Colombo and throughout the Northern Province, as well as the Police in the holding of the Northern Provincial Council Election. Furthermore, the cooperation and assistance extended to CMEV greatly assisted us in our work. CMEV also acknowledges the financial support of the National Democratic Institute ...

21st September 2013: Conclusion of Polls 4pm The North Provincial Council Elections saw a relatively high turnout as compared to previous elections. While the number of incidents recorded on election day was not of a high frequency, polling day and the campaign period saw a series of electoral malpractices and violations which seriously undermined the free and fair nature of ...

CMEV headquarters, 21 September, 6 pm Reporting of Major incidents reported between 12 noon and 4pm. Among major incidents which include threats and intimidation, one major incident was recorded from Mullaitivu district where ITAK polling agent Asaikkappal Poobalan and his wife Poobalan Indra, a PAFFERAL day observer ‘s house was burnt down completely today between 2.30- 3.00pm. Filed under: Podcast ...

CMEV headquarters, 21 September, 6 pm Reporting of Major incidents reported between 12 noon and 4pm. Among major incidents which include threats and intimidation, one major incident was recorded from Mullaitivu district where ITAK polling agent Asaikkappal Poobalan and his wife Poobalan Indra, a PAFFERAL day observer ‘s house was burnt down completely today between 2.30- 3.00pm. Filed under: Situation ...

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 8 21th September 2013: 12 pm CMEV has received complaints of a number of incidents on election day since polls opened at 7 am, including an assault, intimidation of voters, campaigning near polling stations and distribution of food items while canvassing. As of twelve noon there had been a moderate turnout in ...

  On 20th September 2013 / 08.10h/ Northern Province/ Mannar District/ Mannar Electorate/ Pesalai UPFA party office As reported by CMEV monitor in the area, UPFA Mannar District candidate No 6, Mr. Robert Pieris, organized dry rations to be distributed on the night of 20th September 2013. On 20th September 2013 from 6.00 – 8.00 pm : Northern Province: Jaffna ...

Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, Commissioner of Elections, Elections Secretariat, P.O. Box 02, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, 10107. 18th September 2013 Dear Sir Request to Make a Public Statement Ensuring the Secrecy of Ballots Cast in the Forthcoming Provincial Council Elections As you are aware, there have been several reports of incidents of voters being told by various individuals that ballots cast at ...

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Mullaitivu District Situation Report 20th September 2013 Summary: There is widespread disillusionment with the election process, which may lead to low voter turnout. Unacceptably long distances to polling center’s will deter others, since even where buses are being provided these services will be minimal and are not free. The Election Commissioner’s Office is doing its best under difficult circumstances but is handicapped by an ...

On 20th September 2013, Chulipuram, Vadukkodai Electorate, Jaffna District, Northen Province. As reported by CMEV Field Monitor, the residence and campaign office of Ananthi Sasidharan (TNA Candidate No1– Jaffna District) in Tholipuram in the Chulipuram area was attacked, allegedly, by a group of military personnel at around midnight on 19th September. Some of the attackers were reported to have spoken ...

On 19th September 2013, Kollankalati, Kankasanthurai Electorate, Northern Province CMEV Field Monitor reported that the majority of villagers in Kollankalatti are in fear on account of unidentified groups roaming the village. He reported that sections of the community were considering not voting.  Some of them had attended the Point Pedro TNA rally two days ago and were concerned that they ...

On 18th September 2013 at 11.30 a.m: Northern Province, Jaffna Electoral District, Chavakachchari Electorate at Mirisuvil Durgaiamman Kovil, Chavakachchari. Mr. Arunachalam Balakumaran, Member of Chavachacheri Urban Council (TNA) – a witness to the incident- reported that, around 12.00 p.m, a group of 25 to 30 people were distributing UPFA propaganda material near the Mirisuvil Durgaiamman Kovil in Chavakachchari. Mr. Arunachalam Balakumaran alleged ...

On 17thSeptember 2013 at 12.45 a.m: Northern Province, Jaffna Electoral District, and Karainagar Electorate at Kovalam. The residence of Karainagar Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Velayudam Anaimugan (TNA) was stoned at about 12.45 a.m by a group of unknown persons. Mr. Anaimugan stated that while he was returning from the TNA election meeting held near the Sivakamy Amman Temple at about around 10.30 p.m the previous night (16th September ...

As at 4.30 pm on Sunday 15th September, the following reports of election –related violence in the Northern Provincial Council election have been received by CMEV: 13th September 2013, Kodikamaam Electorate, Jaffna Electoral District, Northern Province:  CMEV field monitor reported that CID officers had questioned TNA supporters about leaflets they were distributing and had informed the police to arrest them. ...

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