Media Communiqué on Election-related Violence
Eastern Provincial Council Election – 2008
7th May 2008 – Media Communiqué 1
The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) will be monitoring the Eastern Provincial Council Election on 10 May 2008. CMEV is currently constituted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) the Free Media Movement (FMM) and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre. Set up in 1997, CMEV has monitored every election since then. It observed the elections to local government authorities in the Batticaloa District in April 2008.
CMEV will be deploying 330 stationary monitors within selected polling centres across the Eastern Province and an additional 49 Mobile Teams.
CMEV’s focus on election day as opposed to the entire campaign as well, has been necessitated by financial constraints. CMEV will issue reports on Election Day and a consolidated final report.
|Colombo Office||Telephone Numbers||Fax Numbers|
|District Office Telephone Numbers|
|Batticaloa||Mr. Rasika Perera||0777312079|
|Trincomalee||Mr. Udaya Kalupathirana||0773112628|
DR.PAIKIASOTHY SARAVANAMUTTU MR. UDAYA KALUPATHIRANA MS. SEETHA RANJANI CO – CONVENOR CO – CONVENOR CO – CONVENOR