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Has elections in SL lost its place and purpose in Sri Lanka?

Apr 11, 2010 2:42:02 PM - thecolombotimes.com

During the last three years, Sri Lanka has held a series of elections - the staggered Provincial Councils, the Presidential and now the General elections. All these elections were characterized by two overriding traits as alleged by Opposition parties. One: increasing election law violations by Govt. parties which included abuse of State assets and State media;murderous violence launched on opposition supporters and candidates; obstruction of opposition party supporters from voting .Two: unprecedented accusations against the Govt. of election malpractices, vote rigging, results manipulations while keeping the opposition candidates threatened of arrest and detention on the days of the election results.