An interview conducted with Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu at around 9.20pm on 8th January 2015, looking back at the polling day and key developments.
The podcasts below give a sense of what’s going on in Sri Lanka on election day, featuring Manjula Gajanayake speaking in Sinhala and D.M. Dissanayake, Convenor of CMEV in English.
A press briefing was held by CMEV today at the JAIC Hilton around the monitoring operations for the Presidential Election, which will be held on 8th January 2015. Recordings of the briefing are embedded below. Please note that the Q&A segment doesn’t always pick up the question posed to the panellists. Their answers however give a strong indication on what was asked of them.
The four tracks cover the press briefing in English by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, in Sinhala by D.M. Dissanayake and in Tamil by Mani Maran.
Uva Provincial Council election day situation update in Tamil, featuring Mani Maran, CMEV’s Field Coordinator.
Featuring CMEV’s coordinator, Manjula Gajanayake.
Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the Joint Open Letter by the Main Election Monitoring Groups sent to leaders and Secretaries of all political parties contesting the Uva Provincial Council Election 2014 and the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Click here for statement.
See recording of Skype call below
Listen to podcast below.
CMEV headquarters, 21 September, 6 pm
Reporting of Major incidents reported between 12 noon and 4pm. Among major incidents which include threats and intimidation, one major incident was recorded from Mullaitivu district where ITAK polling agent Asaikkappal Poobalan and his wife Poobalan Indra, a PAFFERAL day observer ‘s house was burnt down completely today between 2.30- 3.00pm.
CMEV has uploaded audio updates in English, Sinhala and Tamil throughout the day. They can all be streamed online, downloaded as MP3’s, emailed or embedded on blogs or websites.
Access them here.
Regular audio updates / podcasts of our election monitoring and incidents reported from the field in English, Sinhala and Tamil are now live here.
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 our monitors, journalists are strongly encouraged to use this feed as their primary channel of regular soundbites from CMEV.
Interview with Sunanda Deshapriya of the Free Media Movement (FMM) which is part of the CMEV, conducted at around 7.20pm today. Sunanda was in the East heading some of the CMEV monitoring efforts and was still in the field when this interview was conducted.