CMEV Final Report – Major Incidents in the Southern Provincial Council Elections, 10th October 2009

At the close of polls, CMEV reports a provisional voter turnout of 63.66 %. A breakdown of the districts indicates 66% in Hambantota district, 68% in Matara district and 57% in Galle district. This is to be compared with the 2004 Southern Provincial Council Elections where the total turnout was 55.64% with a breakdown of 55.99% in Hambantota district, 54.43% in Matara district and 56.5% in Galle district.

On Polling Day, CMEV monitors reported 29 incidents in total with 8 major incidents and 21 minor incidents.

Download the full CMEV election day report here. Download the report in Sinhala here.

Southern Provincial Council Election 2009: Election Day Media Communiqué No. 1

As at 12.00 noon 10th October, 2009 Colombo Sri Lanka: Voting for the Southern Provincial Council elections commenced at 7.00 a.m. today with relatively low incidents of election related violence. According the CMEV monitors, a total of 20 election-related incidents have been recorded since polls opened from all three districts. 07 of these incidents have been categorized as major and 13 as minor. 10 incidents have been reported from Galle, 05 incidents have been reported from Matara and 05 incidents from Hambantota district.

Download full CMEV report here.

Southern Provincial Council Election 2009: Interim Report

8th October 2009: CMEV has recorded a cumulative total of 95 incidents since its commenced monitoring. Of the total of 95 incidents, the number of Major incidents have gone up to 26 while 69 incidents have been categorized as Minor. The highest number of Major incidents have been reported from the Galle district – 14 out of 26. The total number of incidents reported to CMEV from the Galle district is 45.

For full report and details of these incidents, download the CMEV Interim Report.