Over 70 incidents of election violence within a week

Over 70 incidents of election violence within a week

July 21, 2015   04:56 pm

The Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) says that a total of 71 incidents of election-related violence have been reported within the past week, from July 13 to 21. 

The election watchdog stated that of the total number of incidents, 9 can be categorized as major incidents while 2 of them involved firearms. The major incidents include 3 assaults and 6 relating to misuse of state resources.   

A majority of the major incidents were reported from the Northern Province with 3 while 2 major incidents each were reported from Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces, the CMEV said in a statement.

It said that 4 of the major incidents were allegedly perpetrated by individuals connected to the UPFA while 2 major incidents each have been attributed to persons involved with the UNP and ITAK.


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