Even before nominations twelve complaints of pre election violence had been received by the Police Headquarters Election Violence Monitoring centre.
Deputy Inspector General Gamini Navaratne said the complaints related to incidents of intimidation and minor assault and posters.
He said both main parties had lodged complaints especially from Bandarawela and Kalutara areas.
DIG Navaratne said the police have been given special instructions to maintain law and order and to be impartial when dealing with election related violence. He said political parties should instruct their supporters to avoid clashing with their rivals.