8 April 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is accredited with the Elections Commissioner to monitor election violence in the lead up to and on the day of the presidential election. During the campaign, CMEV published special reports, daily monitoring updates and over 10 communiques with detailed information on election related violence throughout Sri Lanka. An interactive map flagging over 200 of major and minor incidents leading up to polling day can be accessed here.
Polling day updates
On 8 April 2010, CMEV will disseminate monitoring reports email, its website and also via,
- Audio updates / podcasts in English, Sinhala and Tamil uploaded to http://drop.io/cmevelections
These updates can be downloaded as MP3s for broadcast, listened to online, embedded on any website and social networking platform, emailed or easily linked to. Special incidents will also be covered in these updates, and to help reduce the burden on CMEV, journalists are strongly encouraged to use this feed as their primary channel of regular soundbites .