Voting at yesterday s Parliamentary Election ended with officials and monitors placing the voter turn-out at 50 to 55 percent.
The turn-out in the North was very low with Jaffna recording a voter turn-out of only 20 per cent.
According to unofficial reports received from the counting centres at the time of going to press, the UPFA was leading in most districts.
Meanwhile, around 115 election-related incidents were reported from all parts of the country, the majority being the violation of elections laws, monitors said.
PAFFREL said it had received reports of intra party clashes, especially among UPFA supporters.
Other reports said that UNP polling agents had been chased from several booths in Nawalapitiya and the police had done very little to bring the situation under control. There were also several complaints of canvassing of votes near polling booths.
A senior government politician attributed the low voter turn-out to the UNPers accepting defeat and not venturing out to vote.
In one incident in Colombo, two women were arrested for voting four times each. Police recovered a bundle of polling cards from their possession.