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Report of CMEV field visit to Vavuniya, 30th July 2009

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The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) made a fact finding visit to
Vavuniya from 23-24th July to assess the situation there with regard to the Urban
Council Election on 8 May 2009. CMEV met with political party leaders, candidates, the
Assistant Election Commissioner, Police, members of the Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce, Civil Society leaders, activists and members of the general public. One hundred and thirty five (135) candidates from six political parties and three independent groups are contesting the election for the 11 seat Vavuniya Urban Council.

Most of the political parties engage in house to house visits, pocket meetings and campaigning in vehicle convoys using loudspeakers. Posters and cutouts of all political
parties except the Sri Lanka Progressive Front and independent groups can be seen
almost everywhere.

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Report of CMEV field visit to Vavuniya, 30th July 2009
Report of CMEV field visit to Vavuniya, 30th July 2009
Report of CMEV field visit to Vavuniya, 30th July 2009