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JVP Accuses Govt. Of Misusing Powers In Campaign

Feb 13, 2011 8:43:23 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The JVP has accused the governing UPFA of being engaged in thuggery through out the local government elections campaign and that state powers and resources were also being misused.

JVP Propagandaecretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told a press conference that there are 24 reported cases where the police has acted in favor of the government without implementing the law when state powers and resources have been misused in contravention to election laws.

He said that the governing party was using tactics to instill fear in the minds of the people in the North by getting intelligence personnel to visit houses and gather information about opposition party candidates.

According to Herath there have so far been 62 reported cases of election related violence where people have been intimidates, threatened, attacked and party offices being destroyed.