July 24, Colombo: Intellectuals for Human Rights of Sri Lanka, an election monitoring group, requests from the Elections Commissioner to nullify the result of the election to the Karachchi Pradeshiya Sabha of Kilinochchi district.
Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi won the election with 15 seats defeating the closest contender ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance that captured 4 seats.
Intellectuals for Human Rights, issuing a communiqu, said it had reports that armed groups broke into houses in the night before the election day and robbed ballot papers and identity cards. Voters were also threatened and influenced to vote to a certain party, the monitors said.
The situation denied the opportunity of holding a fair and free election and it was a plunder of the voting rights of people who had been denied the right to vote for more than three decades, said the communiqu.