• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Sri Lankan polls most peaceful: Official

By Ians
|

Colombo, Aug 18: The general elections in Sri Lanka to elect a new government were most peaceful and were conducted without any serious incident, senior officials said.

Supreme Court (retd.) Judge Priyantha R. Perera, chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), told the Island that Monday's polls were most peaceful national level poll conducted during the past couple of decades.

srilanka

He said the people enjoyed the freedom to vote for a party and candidates of their choice.

Police and election monitors reported a few incidents, but there was no serious incident or any organised attempts to interfere with the voting, the report quoted Justice Perera as saying.

Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L. Ratnayake also said the polls were conducted peacefully, another report in The Island said.

He compared the polls with the last presidential election in January, and said the parliamentary election on Monday were the most peaceful electoral contest during the past couple of decades.

Monday's polls saw a battle between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led United National Front (UNF) and the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) which has former president Mahinda Rajapakse as its main candidate.

IANS

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more