Saturday, 18th September 2021

Complaints of Grama Niladharis tampering voter registration lists monitored by EC

Colombo, Nov 07 (BAN/ AD): Election Commission has received complaint from Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) regarding some Grama Niladharis, especially in the Colombo District, are tampering with registered voter lists.

In the complaint its mentioned that from reliable sources election monitor has found that certain Grama Niladharis, especially in the Colombo District, have tampered the names of residents from their respective voter lists.

On inquiry they were informed that there is nothing that can be done at this stage, even though they were not provided with any reasons for the deletion of their names. The CMEV said individual voters have lodged complaints with the Elections Commission, and requested the Commission to make a formal public response to the allegations that they have made.

The CMEV has written “Given the urgency of the situation and the need for immediate redress to ensure that the affected persons are not deprived of their franchise, we urge you to inform the general public as well by way of extensive publicity in all the appropriate channels.”



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