Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on Election Violence in Sri Lanka

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives, overviews the political history, electoral system and political culture of Sri Lanka and how tendencies for violence surrounding elections has emerged. He discusses Sri Lanka’s political path since independence in 1948 and what is at stake each presidential election.

 

Video of press conference on Southern Provincial Council Election (Sinhala)

Video of press conference held on 13 October 2009 on Southern Provincial Council Election. Sinhala version.

The video covers the context within which the election was held, key characteristics of election violence in the run up to and on the day of the elections, and key concerns over the conduct of free and fair elections in the country.

Video of press conference on Southern Provincial Council Election (English)

Video of press conference held on 13 October 2009 on Southern Provincial Council Election. English version.

The video covers the context within which the election was held, key characteristics of election violence in the run up to and on the day of the elections, and key concerns over the conduct of free and fair elections in the country.