Saturday, February 14, 2009

PC polls: UNP cries foul

Describing today’s elections in North Western and Central Provinces as corrupt, the main opposition United National Party (UNP) lodged a complaint with the Elections Commissioner this evening (Feb 14).

In the complaint the UNP said a large number of election violations had taken place in both provinces. Destroying of ballot cards, intimidating voters at polling centres, assaulting voters and setting vehicles ablaze were some of the alleged violations, the UNP said.

According to the opposition party, most of these incidents were reported from Rambadagalla, Anamaduwa and Hettipola in the North Western Province and Nawalapitiya, Theldeniya, Hewaheta, Gampola and Pathadumbara in the Central Province.

The UNP has also complained to the Elections Commissioner that some Samurdhi officers and Gramaseva officers were also involved in these election malpractices.