PAFFREL, CAFFE, CMEV to monitor elections

The National Election Commission says that more than four election monitoring bodies will be permitted to monitor the upcoming Local Government elections.

The Chairman of the commission Nimal Punchihewa said that People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections or PAFFREL, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections or CAFFE , Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) and other organizations would be given permission to monitor the Local Government Election.

The Chairman of the National Election Commission further added that only two election monitoring bodies are permitted to enter the polling station to monitor the election process.

Executive Director of People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Rohana Hettiarachchi says that around 7,000 independent observers would be deployed for the upcoming local government election.

He added that the number of election monitors deployed at district level would be increased from next week.