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Election Monitoring reports 2015

Election Monitoring reports 2015

  • Sri Lanka President Pardons Hardline Buddhist Monk Serving Jail Term Read more >

    Sri Lanka President Pardons Hardline Buddhist Monk Serving Jail Term

    Image: Galagodaatte Gnanasara has been serving concurrent jail terms over his disruptive behaviour in court. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s president granted an amnesty to a firebrand Buddhist monk on Wednesday, four days after holding talks with him at the country’s main prison, officials said. President Maithripala Sirisena pardoned Galagodaatte Gnanasara days after releasing 762 other convicts to […]

  • Election Violence: From 6th to the 8th of August 2015

    Parliamentary General Election 2015: Media Communiqué 07 by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) 10th August 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka Below is a summary of the major cases of election related violence reported to CMEV from the 6tt of August to the 8th of August 2015. 06th August 2015- Preventing Election Monitoring, Trincomalee. CMEV field monitor […]

  • Post-Election Violence Continues – CaFFE Wants Stern Action

    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) strongly condemns the attack on Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) office in Agalawatte and the assault of a Pradesheeya Sabha member on Sunday by United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma. According to information received Thewarapperuma arrived with a group of supporters and disrupted an event to mark […]

  • Sri Lanka Post Election Violence: 11 Major Incidents Reported

     by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) January 2015 CMEV continued to monitor the post election situation and note several incidents reported in the period 9-12 January. At present CMEV has recorded 11 major incidents and 6 incidents in the post poll period. There is one casualty from post poll violence and several instances of […]

  • Election Violence: Presidential Election Day Communiqué 1 – CMEV

    Polling for the Presidential Election 2015 commenced at 7am. One incident of an explosion was reported during this period from Point Pedro, Jaffna. CMEV was informed that the explosion was caused due to a hand grenade with no injuries reported. CMEV received a report of voters being prevented from voting as more than 200 of […]

  • Day Before The Elections: Sporadic Violence Continues

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 15 7th January The day prior to polling witnessed the first fatality of the Presidential Election of 2015. Mr Shantha Dodagangoda who was critically injured in a shooting incident at Kahawatte, Ratnapura on the morning of Monday 5th January, died at 3.05 pm today at the Ratnapura hospital. Although the Pelmadulla […]

  • First casualty of Presidential Election: UNP Supporter Dies In Hospital

    CaFFE Election Report # 61 Mr. Shantha Dodangoda, a UNP supporter who was shot at Kahawatte on January 5 while preparing the election stage of the Common Opposition Candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, passed away at Ratnapura hospital today. Dodangoda was the Chairman of the Kahawatte Traders Association. Deputy Minister, Premalal Jayasekara and his supporters are alleged […]

  • Major Incidents of Post Campaign Incidents – CMEV Communiqué

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communiqué 14 7th January 2015 Since the completion of campaigning, CMEV received several major incidents involving assault, threat and intimidation, damage to property, and misuse of state resources. All incidents reported to CMEV are instances where opposition party members and supporters were attacked, threatened and property damaged. CMEV is concerned at […]

  • PODCAST: CMEV Press Briefing on Presidential Election

    Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) A press briefing was held by CMEV today at the JAIC Hilton around the monitoring operations for the Presidential Election, which will be held on 8th January 2015. Recordings of the briefing are embedded below. Please note that the Q&A segment doesn’t always pick up the question posed to […]

  • Election Violence: Highest Number of Major Incidents In Jaffna District

    CMEV: Presidential Election 2015: Media Communiqué 13 /6th January 2015 The Presidential Election campaign ended at midnight with several major incidents reported. At the end of campaigning, CMEV documented a total of 420 incidents, with 237 major incidents and 183 minor incidents. The highest number of major incidents were reported from Jaffna District with 22 […]

  • Violence Continues; While Police Looks On

    CaFFE Election Report # 58 Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) is dismayed by the increasing violence as election day approached and the lukewarm attitude of the Police to curb the violence. There were several incidents of serious cases serious violence on January 4-5 in Aralaganwila and Kahawatte using firearms. CaFFE has continued to […]

  • Military Attempts To Obtain Details Of Polling Centres in Mullaitivu – CMEV

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communiqué 11 /by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV)- On 4th January 2015 at 1.00 pm: 02nd January, Common Candidate Maithripala’s rally was attacked- Pelmadulla It was reported to CMEV that a public meeting conducted by Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena near Pelmadulla depot came under attack at about 7.20pm (2ndJan). As […]

  • Centre for Monitoring Election Violence: Media Communique 10

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 10. by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) On 31st December 2014 at 10.00 pm: Electioneering under the guise of distributing rice for flood victims in Paddiruppu -Batticaloa CMEV monitor in Batticaloa, Mr. KirubanandaSivam, informed CMEV of a meeting in Rasamanikkam Hall, Paddiruppu, Batticaloaat around 11am on 31st December where […]

  • Election Violence: CMEV Communique 8

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 8 /by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV). 29th December, Attack on ‘Yowun Parapura’ street concert in Gokarella, Kurunegala District CMEV received information of an attack at Kumbukgete junction in the Gokarella area where a street concert was taking place with an audience of about 150 people. Youth artistes such […]

  • Opposition Supporters Threatened By Prime Minister And His Supporters

    Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 7/by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) 27th December, Public Property Misuse in Kantalai, Trincomalee District CMEV was reported of an incident of public property misuse on 27th December. A SLTB Bus (WP NP 4979) had been used to transport about 200-300 persons from around Kantalai to attend a programme […]

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