Election Day violence update by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

Co-Convenor of the Centre for Monitoring Elections Violence Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu speaks on voter turnout and violence on the day of the Western Provincial Council elections, and also on how the elections results will be interpreted by political parties.

This video is also available in High Definition (HD).

Election Day violence map and RSS feed now live!

A map plotting violence and other incidents related to the Sabaragamuwa and North Central Province Elections on 23 August 2008 is now live. Please access it directly here and access the map of violence in the lead up to this election here.

Incidents will be added throughout the day. Please check often or subscribe to the map’s RSS feed here.

“Large scale impersonations, intimidation and widespread violence” – Interview with Sunanda Deshpariya (in English and Sinhala)

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. 

Listen to his interview streamed in English here or download as a MP3 file by clicking this link

Listen to his interview streamed in Sinhala here or download as a MP3 file by clicking this link