Northern Provincial Council Elections – September 2013

2 September 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has commenced monitoring the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council Elections 2013.

Cooperation and assistance rendered by election officials, police, political parties, candidates, media and public in the past has been invaluable to the exercise and we look forward to similar cooperation in this election as well.

The CMEV secretariat is located in Colombo and incidents related to electoral violence and violations of electoral laws can be reported to the secretariat through the contact details given below.

  1. All CMEV reports and communiqués, and the violence mapping on Google Maps can be accessed online at
  2. All updates will be posted on Twitter at (or via @cmev)
  3. All updates will also be posted on our Facebook page:

CMEV will deploy 20 Field Monitors in the first week of September to cover every polling division in the province and as well as 250 Stationary Observers and 10 Mobile Teams on Election Day in the areas identified as critical in nature.

Our contact details are:
Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV)
No 24/2, 28th Lane
Off Flower Road,
TP: 0112565304 & 0112565304
Fax: 0114714460
E-mail: [email protected]

Please contact following persons for comments and information:

Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
0112301634 (direct)

Mr. Manjula Gajanayake

Mr. Mani Maran
Field Co-ordinator

CMEV was formed in 1997 by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Coalition against Political Violence as an independent and nonpartisan organization to monitor the incidence of election related violence. Currently, CMEV is made up of CPA, FMM and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre.

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.