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PRESS STATEMENT: ANFREL Notes Continued Improvement of Sri Lanka’s Electoral System

August 19th, 2015

SRI LANKA’S ELECTION SYSTEM SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT COLOMBO, 19 August – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) today expresses its enthusiastic congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka for their role in the country’s 17 August Parliamentary Elections. ANFREL’s sixteen observers were drawn from its network of Asian Citizen Election Observation Organizations and they […]

ANFREL Returns to Sri Lanka in Support of the August 17th Parliamentary Elections

August 7th, 2015

COLOMBO, 07 August –  On August 6th, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) deployed a team of election observers from countries across Asia and beyond to observe the August 17th Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka. This is ANFREL’s 7th Election Observation Mission to Sri Lanka. ANFREL’s mission in Sri Lanka is in cooperation with […]

Early Polls Called in Sri Lanka

November 25th, 2014

As Sri Lanka plans to hold a snap presidential election on 8th January next year, speculation grows about President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s quest for an unprecedented 3rd term after the defection of several key ministers as well as the announcement that the General Secretary of his party, Maithripala Sirisena, would be the “common candidate” supported by […]

Sri Lankan Provincial Council Election Day Statement by PAFFREL 2013

September 21st, 2013

 Election Day Statement by PAFFREL – September 21st, 2013 The polls for the provincial council elections in the Central, North Western and Northern provinces closed at 4 pm today and were generally peaceful.  Polling took place in eight electoral districts in the three provinces based on the 2012 electoral register in which a total of 4,328,263 […]

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Election Day Report: Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012

September 11th, 2012

PAFFREL Election Day Report Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012 The elections to provincial councils in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa took place on Saturday, September 8, 2012. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) election observers observed the polls with close to 85 percent coverage with both mobile and stationery monitors both […]

PAFFREL: Pre-Election Incident Summary in Sri Lankan Provincial Council Elections from Nomination to 4th of September 2012

September 8th, 2012

  PAFFREL Pre-Election Incident Tracking, categorized by type and by province, for the Sri Lankan Provincial Council Elections held in 3 Provinces        


July 13th, 2012

PAFFREL : PEOPLE’S ACTION FOR FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS To the Secretaries of all Political Parties/ Nomination Committees Selection of Candidates for upcoming Provincial Council Election   We hope your party has already started the selection process of candidates who will be contesting for the upcoming Provincial Council election…  

2010: CaFFE – Parliamentary Elections 8th and 20th April

May 1st, 2010

View Full Report (PDF) The pre election period was an eventful one, with intense conflicts and physical violence between candidates of the same political parties and, a period which violated almost all election laws. The Elections Deparment, Police Deparment and district retaining officers were not exercising the powers they were given to them by the […]

Some candidates violated the law – Asian monitors

April 9th, 2010


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