JVP accuses Govt. of violating polls laws, Constitution

  • 10 Oct 2009 03:07:53 GMT

    Saturday morning 7.00. Elections began peacefully. That is very good. Hope it will end in the same manner.

  • 10 Oct 2009 03:15:13 GMT

    Despite the propaganda by Mangala, TamilNut and others, I must say that I have been disappointed with some of MR`s post-war actions.

  • 10 Oct 2009 04:35:04 GMT

    The Island reports this...

    [President Mahinda Rajapaksa has, The Island learns, told a group of his confidants that he intends to hold, after bagging the Southern Provincial Council at today s polls, a general election, where he will seek a two-third majority to change the Constitution.

    `I have two more years left in office and I can either complete the full term or cut it short and return to Parliament,` sources quoted President Rajapaksa as telling his close allies on Thursday.

    Earlier, the government had decided to go for a presidential election after the SPC polls and to hold a general election subsequently.

    The Opposition is in the process of forming an alliance to face a presidential election expected early next year.

    Sources said all those present at the meeting had subscribed to the President s idea and it had been decided to consult other high-ranking party leaders on the matter.]

    Source:http://www.island.lk/2009/10/10/news23.html

  • 10 Oct 2009 12:47:27 GMT

    LankaTruth Reports...

    [42 election violations have been reported by 12.00 noon today at the Southern PC election being held today states Network for Election Monitoring of Intellectuals for Human Rights (NEM IHR).

    According to NEM IHR there had been complaints from the JVP that their polling agents were not allowed to enter polling stations at Hakmana and Kottegoda areas in Matara District. When inquired from Ms. Athukorale, the Returning Officer for Matara, she had admitted that such complaints had been received and necessary steps would be taken regarding the incident.

    NEM IHR also states that small groups have converged near polling stations at various places in the province and are canvassing voters with leaflets and cards carrying preferential numbers of candidates. There are complaints that voters are being transported to polling stations in vehicles pasted with stickers carrying preference numbers and party symbols pasted on them. NEM IHR also stated that a candidate at Baddegama in Galle is engaged in campaigning using a vehicle without number plates.]