Indian election observers to monitor Sri Lanka local government elections

Oct 05, Colombo: A team of Indian election observers has arrived in Sri Lanka to monitor the local government elections scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 8.

The six-member team from the Indian Election Commission will visit the polling stations to monitor the elections for the 23 local government bodies to ensure a free and fair election, Assistant Election Commissioner W.P Sumanasiri has told the national news agency Lankapuvath.

The team will hand over a report on their observations to the Election Commissioner following their observations, the Assistant Election Commissioner has said.

Sri Lanka opposition parties have expressed concerns over election law violations doubting that elections would be free and fair.

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