Over 300 election related complaints

The Elections Department has received over 300 polls related complaints since the day campaigning began for the September provincial council elections.

According to the department 305 complaints were received of which 252 were related to violating elections laws.

Most complaints were from Anuradhapura totaling 83 while Kegalle recorded 42 complaints, Batticaloa 37, Ratnapura 34 and Ampara 64.

Meanwhile the police elections unit said that it had received 52 complaints of election related violence.

Head of the unit Gamini Navaratne said that 44 people have also been arrested.

He also said that so far the run up to the elections in three provinces to be held next month have been largely peaceful.   (Colombo Gazette)