PAFFREL – the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections an Election Watch says the necessary background has been created for the conduct of a free and fair poll. Its Executive Director, Rohana Hettiarachchi addressing newsmen today said that in general there was a considerable decline in election violence.
Mr. Hettiarachchi said that Police were given instructions to remove all propaganda materials with effect from Monday night. It was found that these had been removed in main cities and towns. Incidents had been reported in relation to about 50 Local bodies. However, he emphasized that no major incidents had been reported in a majority.