The Last Local Government Elections under the Old System

A petition filed by two refugees residing at the Menik Farm, challenged the holding of the elections of Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha’s, which was to be held on the 8th of October 2011. Considering the petition, the Appeal Court issued an injunction order. The cases were withdrawn since the Northern Provincial Council Election in 2013, and the Presidential Election this year were held in Pudukuduirippu and Maritimepattu. Finally the Election Commissioner has decided to hold this election on 28th February 2015.

Brief Information on the Election:

Eligible Voters: Pudukuduirippu – 29,269 , Maritimepattu – 23,489.

Polling Stations: 45 in Pudukuduirippu, 50 in Maritimepattu.

Contested Parties – Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabha: Illankai Tamil ArasuKachchi (ITAK), United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), United National Party (UNP), Nawa Sama Samaja Party (NSSP), Puravesi Peramuna and one independent group.

Contested Parties – Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha: Illankai Tamil ArasuKachchi (ITAK), United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), United National Party (UNP), Puravesi Peramuna, JanathaVimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)

No. of Candidates:

Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiy Sabha – 72

Maritimepattu Pradeshiya Sabha – 90

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) was formed in 1997 by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Coalition against Political Violence as an independent and nonpartisan organization to monitor the incidence of election related violence. Currently, CMEV is made up of CPA, FMM and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre.

Our contact details are for the Local Government Elections:-

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Co-Convenor-CMEV
(+94) 777731458 (Direct)

Mr. ManjulaGajanayake– National Coordinator
(+94) 772298565

Mr. Mani Maran- Field Coordinator
(+94) 77247608