PAFFREL, an Election Watch claims that the Local Government Elections is an encouragement for reconciliation in the North and East. Addressing the media, it said that postal voting was peaceful.
PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said this is a decisive poll for the North. Other than the Jaffna Municipal Council, elections to other Local Bodies are being held after two decades. The election will give an opportunity for the civilians over impacted by the war to elect their representatives. He said about 80 percent cast their ballot on the first day of postal voting. PAFFREL has determined that the poll was peaceful.