Parliamentary General Election 2020 – Election Day Communiqué 2

Incidents on Election Day up to 1 p.m.

The following incidents are specific incidents received and confirmed by CMEV’s field monitors stationed at polling stations across the country:

  • CMEV received reports that 60 All Ceylon Tamil Congress supporters had arrived at ITAK supporter J Kishanthan’s house in Kalmunai, Digamadulla district at 9PM on Aug 4, assaulted several persons there & damaged property. Two persons have been hospitalised
  • CMEV received reports that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) supporter attacked and injured two ACMC supporters at Jamaldeen Square, Pottuvil in Digamadulla district at around 2.30AM today. The victims have been hospitalised.
  • The authorised Polling Agent for National Congress M..A. Rasheed was seated inside the Al Kalam Maha Vidyala Hall 1 Polling Station in Pottuvil, Digamadula District, wearing a face mask branded with a NC candidate preference number
  • CMEV received reports that at around 8:30 am, several voters at Indrarama Viharasthanaya polling station in  Padukka in the Colombo district were receiving calls from one phone number; asking them to vote for SLPP candidate Thilanga Sumathipala.
  • CMEV received reports that a SLPP supporter was distributing model ballot papers and influencing voters to vote for the SLPP at around 8:10 am, at the polling station at Thopawewa National School in the Polonnaruwa district
  • CMEV received reports that supporters of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) were forcing voters to vote for the party in the vicinity of the polling station at Katpahapuram Government Tamil Mixed School Vavuniya, in the Vanni district.
  • CMEV observed Polonnaruwa Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidate Hameed Mohammed attempting to talk to Polling Station officials and influence voters to vote for him at the Gallalla Al-Azhar Maha Vidyalaya polling station in Polonnaruwa.
  • CMEV received reports that Nuwara-Eliya SLPP candidate C.B. Ratnayake’s supporters entered Pannala Maha Vidyalaya Hall 2 in Walpone, Nuwara-Eliya in a drunken state at around 8.30AM and acted in a disorderly manner disturbing election officials.
  • CMEV received reports that a Senior Presiding Officer at a polling station in Thalpawila was influencing elderly voters, asking them to vote for SLPP Matara district candidate Nipuna Ranawaka. The SPO followed said voters to the ballot box and watched whilst they cast their vote.
  • CMEV observers report that Kurunegala SLPP candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa is traveling across the Nikawaretiya electorate with an unauthorised large number of supporters and vehicles, and has visited Mahasen National School Halls 1 & 2 Polling Stations
  • CMEV received reports that Puttalam Ulukkapalam Muslim MV& Anamaduwa Siyabalagaswewa Community Hall polling stations were small, no social distancing maintained, election officials didn’t follow #COVID19 health guidelines and health inspectors did not intervene.

Further information on the types, perpetrating parties and locations of the incidents CMEV has recorded is detailed in the charts below:

CMEV Field Visit Report II – Election Situation Analysis as of 2nd August 2020

During the last week of the election campaign, CMEV launched its second evaluation of the ground campaign with an extensive focus given to voters’ interest levels in participating in the election. This evaluation covers the period up to August 2, 2020, after which the silent period with a prohibition on campaigning begins.

Download the report in English here

Election Violations Update #7 (August 2, 2020)

The seventh update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until August 2.

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ හත්වන සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය අගෝස්තු 2 වන තෙක් කාලය ආවරණය කරයි.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் 7வது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை, ஆகஸ்ட் மாதம் 2ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

Election Violations Update #6 (August 1, 2020)

The sixth update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until August 1.

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ හයවන සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය අගෝස්තු 1 වන තෙක් කාලය ආවරණය කරයි.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் 6வது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை, ஆகஸ்ட் மாதம் 1ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

Election Violations Update #5 (July 30, 2020)

The fifth update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until July 30.

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ පස්වන සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය ජූලි 30 වන තෙක් කාලය ආවරණය කරයි.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் ஐந்தாவது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை, ஜூலை மாதம் 30ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

Election Violations Update #4 (July 26, 2020)

The fourth update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until July 26.

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ හතරවන සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය ජූලි 26 වන තෙක් කාලය ආවරණය කරයි.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் நான்காவது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை, ஜூலை மாதம் 26ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

Election Violations Update #3 (July 21, 2020)

The third update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until July 21.

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ තුන්වන සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය ජූලි 21 වන තෙක් කාලය ආවරණය කරයි.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் மூன்றாவது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை ஜூலை மாதம் 21ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

CMEV’s Election Campaign Cost Monitoring Unit is Accepting Election Expense Details from the Public

If you know any details about expenses related to the election campaigns of any political parties/candidates, inform the Election Campaign Cost Monitoring Unit established by CMEV

දේශපාලන පක්ෂ/අපේක්ෂකයන් ස්වකීය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණ ප‍්‍රචාරණය උදෙසා වැය කරන වියදම් පිළිබඳ ව ඔබ දන්නේ නම්, මැතිවරණ ප‍්‍රචණ්ඩ ක‍්‍රියා නිරීක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානය මඟින් පිහිටුවා ඇති “මැතිවරණ පිරිවැය පිළිබඳ නිරීක්ෂණ ඒකකය” අමතන්න

அரசியல் கட்சிகள்ஃ வேட்பாளர்கள் சுயமாக பாராளுமன்ற தேர்தல் பிரசார நடவடிக்கைகளுக்கு செய்கின்ற செலவூகள் தொடர்பாக நீங்கள் அறிவீர்கள் எனில்இ எமக்கு அந்த தகவல்களை அறியத் தாருங்கள்

CMEV Field Visit Report – Election Situation Analysis as of 15th July 2020

CMEV conducted its first evaluation of the ground situation during the election campaign for the Parliamentary General Election 2020. This observation mission was conducted two weeks since the official campaigns of the major political parties and candidates were launched. Four field teams together with field observers conducted these field evaluations in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Digamadulla, Nuwara-Eliya and Monaragala electoral districts with the primary objectives of observing the commitment of political parties and candidates in following the health guidelines for conducting election campaigning amidst the COVID-19 outbreak; gauging public interest in participating in the elections; and developments in the ground campaigns. This report summarises the field findings.

Download the report in English

Election Violations Update #2 (July 17, 2020)

The second update of election violations CMEV has observed and recorded covers the period until July 17

දෙවැනි සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය : මැතිවරණ ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා නිරීක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානය (CMEV) මඟින්  නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ දෙවැනි  වාර්තාව  

CMEV එය විසින් නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ දෙවැනි සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය මඟින් අනාවරණය කරනු ලබන්නේ වසර 2020 ජූලි මස 12 වැනි දින සිට ජුලි මස  17 දක්වා කාලය හා සබැඳි සිද්ධීන්ය.

சீ.எம்.இ.வி யின் இரண்டாவது தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறைகள் சம்பந்தமான கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை ஜூலை மாதம் 17ம் திகதி வரையிலாகும்.

Election Violations Update #1 (July 15, 2020)

In the lead up to General Election 2020, CMEV will be providing periodic updates of election violations it has observed and recorded.

This first update covers the period from March 2 to July 12 (the dissolution of Parliament until the start of postal voting).

පළමු සිද්ධි වාර්තාකරණය :මැතිවරණ ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා නිරීක්ෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානය (CMEV) මඟින්  නිරීක්ෂණය සහ වාර්තා කරන ලද මැතිවරණ නීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් හා ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා පිළිබඳ පළමු වාර්තාව  

මෙම  වාර්තාව මඟින් අනාවරණය කරනු ලබන්නේ 2020 මාර්තු 2 සිට ජූලි 12 (පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීම සිට තැපැල් ඡන්ද ආරම්භය) දක්වා කාල සීමාවේ සිදු වූ සිද්ධීන් හා සබැඳි වාර්තාය.

2020 பாராளுமன்றத் தேர்தல் சட்ட மீறல்கள் மற்றும் வன்முறை சம்பவங்கள் குறித்து சி.எம்.இ.வி யின் கண்காணிப்பு அறிக்கை.

இந்த முதல் அறிக்கை மார்ச் 2 முதல் ஜூலை 12 வரையிலான காலத்தை உள்ளடக்கியது. (பாராளுமன்றம் கலைக்கப்பட்டதிலிருந்து அஞ்சல் வாக்களிப்பு தொடங்கும் வரை).