The National Election Commission has received 122 complaints regarding the Local Government election.
The police received 12 complaints yesterday. The highest number of complaints recorded is 17, reported from the Gampaha district. The Elections Commission said that 15 complaints have been received from the Colombo District.
Furthermore, the Commission stated that the highest number of complaints were regarding the distribution of goods, cut-outs and banners. The Commission stated that necessary action has been taken with the support of the police.
Meanwhile, the Police Unit set up to look into election malpractice said that it had received 32 complaints relating to the elections. The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections’ (CAFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said that 93 complaints have been received in connection with the local government elections. Executive Director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachchi, says that 89 complaints have been received in connection with the election.