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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2524

Distribution of poll cards for the Eastern Provincial Council has begun from yesterday

Sunil C.Perera and Chitralal Jayasingha in Colombo

Colombo, 22 April, ( The distribution of official poll cards of the eastern provincial council elections has begunn from yesterday. The cards will be distributed by post until 2nd of next month. If anyone does not receive the poll card, the person will be able to collect it from the relevant post office by proving the identity. Casting postal votes of the election will commence on 28th and 29th of this month.

Meanwhile, the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance says they will intensify its propaganda campaign for the Eastern Provincial Council Election from yesterday .

Public rallies have been organized in the districts of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara.

The UNP and the JVP also plan to expand its election campaign from today. Rest of the political parties and independent groups are also to planning to intensify propaganda campaign from this week.

Several organizations including People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) have already started monitoring the election campaign. Rohana Hettiarachchch Managing director of PAFFREL says that a peaceful environment is prevailing in the eastern province at present.

- Asian Tribune -

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