COVID-19 AND ELECTIONS: ANFREL, SRI LANKA ELECTION ORGS RELEASE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ELECTION OBSERVERS

ANFREL and six domestic election observation groups, including ANFREL members PAFFREL and CMEV, release today the “COVID-19 Code of Conduct for Election Observers” ahead of the 2020 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections.

This document is a joint initiative from organizations both domestic and international intending to observe the parliamentary elections of Sri Lanka. The polls were initially scheduled for 25 April 2020 but have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting the country. While the date at which the elections could be held remains uncertain, pending a ruling from the Supreme Court on the matter, election monitoring organizations have decided to plan ahead and draft guidelines so that election observation may take place in the most responsible manner.

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Download Statement in Tamil

Download Statement in English

Working amid a Global Pandemic

This document first provides an overview of some of the interventions made by CMEV in this period. It also details media coverage of CMEV’s activities and interventions. Finally, the document provides a snapshot of activity on CMEV’s official website and Facebook pages, as indicators of CMEV’s online operations during this period.

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Nomination List of Political Party and Independent groups Parliamentary Election 2020

Nomination lists of political party and independent group’s candidates to contest each electoral district in the upcoming Parliamentary General Election 2020.

Recognized Political Party and Independent Group Names of Candidates in District Wise.

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Western Province :- Colombo / Gampaha / Kalutara

Central Province :- Kandy / Matale / Nuwara-Eliya

Uva Province :- Badulla / Monaragala

Southern Province :- Galle / Matara / Hambantota

Sabaragamuwa Province :- Ratnapura / Kegalle

Eastern Province :- Digamadulla(Ampara) / Trincomalee / Batticaloa

North Central Province :- Anuradhapura / Polonnaruwa

North Western Province :- Kurunegala / Puttalam

Northern Province :- Jaffna / Vanni (Vanni electoral district includes the administrative districts of Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vavuniya)

Considerations for Holding an Election During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This short guide has been prepared by CMEV to offer election stakeholders and voters a brief overview of some key considerations for holding an election during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It provides an outline of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected elections worldwide; special health and safety measures taken for elections already held worldwide; and important factors to note in the SriLankan electoral context. It is hoped that these considerations are taken into account by all election stakeholders when decisions are made regarding the Parliamentary General Election in Sri Lanka.

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Local Authorities Elections: Observations on the Post-Election Results Period, Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

A critical dialogue on ‘the new provincial council’s election system” organized by the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) in partnership with People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections (PAFFREL) with the participation of all key stakeholders including  Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, political parties and Academia as well as Civil Society Leaders held recently in Colombo.

A brief review article was submitted under the title of “ Local Authorities Elections: Some Observations on Post Election Results   Period, Lesson Learnt and Way Forward”  by  Gayani Premathilake, Attorney – At- Law, Legal Officer, Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government and Manjula Gajanayake, National Coordinator – CMEV in this event.

Download the document in Tamil and Sinhala.