Incidents of election violence, election law violations reported

Incidents of election violence and election law violations have been reported over the past two days.

Local election monitors reported incidents of fake ballot papers being found in a van in Hambantota.

In another incident, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) received reports of violence at the Nillamba estate in Galaha, Kandy today.

CMEV said that a group of unidentified persons threatened estate residents not to vote, attacked one house with a petrol bomb and attempted to bomb another house.

Meanwhile, the CMEV said it also continues to monitor an incident where a petrol bomb was thrown at the house of a New Democratic Front supporter on 10 November in Vakarai, Batticaloa.

The attack had reportedly been carried out by suspected Tamil Mallal Vidyadalay Pulikal (TMVP) supporters. A complaint has been registered with the Valaichchenai Police.