Civilians attacked CMEV received a complaint from Rev Ampitiye Sumanaratna Thero that a group of civilians protested that their voting rights were violated by the Police. They attempted to submit a petition to the President in this regard and allege that they were attacked by the Police at around 6.30 p.m. on the 19th December 2014 in front of the Batticaloa Police ...

Students disturbed by political rally CMEV received reports of an incident where students sitting for their O/L examination, conducted at St. Mary’s College and Ananda National College at Chilaw, were disturbed by illegal procession violating Section 69 of the Presidential Election Act in which expressly restrict procession at any time during the period commencing on the day of nomination and ending one week after the ...

Arson attack on Presidential candidate’s stage in Waduramba An arson attack was reported to CMEV around a stage prepared for a meeting of the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, and truck bearing number 48-7143 transporting sound equipment to the meeting at 6.55am near the Wadhuramba public bus stand in Baddegama. The meeting had been scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m. with participation of Maithripala Sirisena, Sajith Premadasa, Sarath Fonseka ...

Use of SLTB buses for the President’s re-election campaign The blatant misuse of public resources by the re-election campaign of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is recorded below. The following letter was sent by the General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Transport Union Nimal Abyesiri. As noted in the media, Abyesiri is a district organizer of the SLFP for Colombo District. The video below shows the transportation of UPFA supporters using ...

This is a historic, decisive election. It is the first time an incumbent has sought a third term. His victory will consolidate an authoritarian populism as the form of government and political culture. We will cease to be even the formal functioning, albeit flawed democracy, some believe we are. Rights will be irrelevant at best and subversive at worst and ...

For me this election is very crucial for a number of reasons. From the fifties onwards this kind of boisterous formal democratic functions – all beautiful and all – has been growing unlike in India in the subcontinent which has been committed to institutions and processes of parliamentary democracy. Now this has got a battering over the years. I think ...

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is currently in the process of recruiting field staff for the 160 polling divisions and field co-ordinators for the 25 administrative districts in the island. Asked whether there have been any violence so far with respect to the presidential election,Manjula Gajanayake , national co-ordinator, CMEV said: “On the day the common opposition candidate ...

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is currently in the process of recruiting field staff for the 160 polling divisions and field co-ordinators for the 25 administrative districts in the island. Asked whether there have been any violence so far with respect to the presidential election,Manjula Gajanayake , national co-ordinator, CMEV said: “On the day the common opposition candidate ...

Since the registration process of voters has been just finalized by the Department of Elections, they have started the registration process of IDPs living in both Northern & Eastern provinces.  As amended by the Act of registration of Electors, No.27 of 2013 and the (Special Provisions) Act and according to the Registration of Electors, No.44 of 1980, a supplementary electoral list ...

Since the registration process of voters has been just finalized by the Department of Elections, they have started the registration process of IDPs living in both Northern & Eastern provinces.  As amended by the Act of registration of Electors, No.27 of 2013 and the (Special Provisions) Act and according to the Registration of Electors, No.44 of 1980, a supplementary electoral list ...

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, overviews the political history, electoral system and political culture of Sri Lanka and how tendencies for violence surrounding elections has emerged. He discusses Sri Lanka’s political path since independence in 1948 and what is at stake each presidential election. Filed under: Video

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, overviews the political history, electoral system and political culture of Sri Lanka and how tendencies for violence surrounding elections has emerged. He discusses Sri Lanka’s political path since independence in 1948 and what is at stake each presidential election. Filed under: Video

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, overviews the political history, electoral system and political culture of Sri Lanka and how tendencies for violence surrounding elections has emerged. He discusses Sri Lanka’s political path since independence in 1948 and what is at stake each presidential election. Filed under: Video

Download this PR as a PDF here. ### 25 September 2014: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has been informed of 9 incidents of violence after the conclusion of the Uva Provincial Council elections held on 20th September 2014. The incidents reported to CMEV include incidents where UPFA supporters were involved in making threats to and/or damaging property of ...

Download this PR as a PDF here. ### 25 September 2014: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has been informed of 9 incidents of violence after the conclusion of the Uva Provincial Council elections held on 20th September 2014. The incidents reported to CMEV include incidents where UPFA supporters were involved in making threats to and/or damaging property of ...

Download this PR as a PDF here. ### 25 September 2014: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has been informed of 9 incidents of violence after the conclusion of the Uva Provincial Council elections held on 20th September 2014. The incidents reported to CMEV include incidents where UPFA supporters were involved in making threats to and/or damaging property of ...

Uva Provincial Council Elections 2014 Election Day Communiqué No. 3 20 September 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Election day saw a high number of voters in both the Badulla and  Moneragala districts. News reports quoting election officers reported voter turnout at 50% in the Badulla district and 44% in the Moneragala district at midday. In the 2009 Uva Provincial Council election, 70.03% of the registered votes were polled. Although official confirmation ...

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