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PAFFREL: Onus of all parties should be to support a free and fair poll

Mar 3, 2011 10:03:41 AM - itnnews.lk

Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi has said that it is the onus of all parties to extend support for a free and fair poll. He called on them to safeguard the right of voters numbering 10 million without clashing for preference votes.

Addressing the media in Colombo today, the PAFFREL Executive Director said that until this preference voting system prevailed, clashes will erupt even between two brothers of the same family. It can be noted that even after the release of the results, many petitions would be filed in courts with regard to preference votes. Therefore he added that taking into consideration the incidents in the past, it is very clear that there should be change to this system of voting.