PAFFREL – The Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections, an Election Watch says in general the Local Government poll was peaceful. Its Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said between 55 and 60 percent had cast their votes.
Mr. Hettiarachchi said that voting of 234 local bodies commenced at 7.00 a.m. today. About 9.4 million voters were eligible to cast their ballots. He said between 40 and 45 percent had cast their votes by 2.00 p.m. today. In the North the voter turnout was between 20 and 25percent. In general no major incidents were reported.