• CaFFE asks the UNP about its stance on cut-outs in Colombo
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has written to the United National Party (UNP)General Secretary Tissa Attanayake asking him about the party's stance on the non removal of election cutouts in Colombo City Limits. CaFFE noted that Colombo Mayor is a UNPer and that he has not taken any action about the illegal propaganda material in the city.
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  • Fourth shooting incident reported from Mawilmada, Kandy - UNP MP MMA Halim's office shot at
    Shots were fired at the office of UNP MP MMA Halim, at Mawilmada, Kandy, in the early hours of November 25. The windows and walls of the office were damaged. According to statistics of Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) this is the fourth incident of election violence with use of firearms after the Maithripala Sirisena declared his candidacy. Halim has been actively promoting Sirisena and he was the facilitator of Sirisena's visit to Kandy Muslim Mosque.
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  • Displaying cutouts without paying charges
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) wrote to the Mayor of Colombo today (25) morning, requesting him to take immediate action regarding the display of election hoardings in CMC property without paying fees. Attached herewith is the letter CaFFE sent to the Mayor.
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  • CaFFE has calculated that there are over 4000 cutouts of the two candidates
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has calculated that there are over 4000 cutouts of the two candidates who have officially shown the intention of contesting the coming Presidential Election by handing over the deposit money. As of November 24, only Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ven. Battramulle Seelarathana Thera has officially shown the intention of contesting. CaFFE urges the candidates to remove these cut-outs as this is creates an uneven playing field for other candidates.
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  • The first casualty of the Presidential Election
    United National Party (UNP) supporters Chamila Ranasinghe, a resident of Maggona, was shot at Maggona Junction around 6.30 pm today (21). Ranasinghe who was shot in the head twice is in a serious condition and has been transferred to Colombo National Hospital. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) believes that this is linked to Ranasinghe lighting fire crackers at Beruwala after former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena declared that he is the common candidate.
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Breaking news
  • Presidential polls set for January 8 2014-11-24 00:51
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  Two candidates place bonds for upcoming presidential election
Two candidates place bonds for upcoming presidential election
2014-11-26
The Election Secretariat says that bonds have been placed by two candidates from accepted political
Postal voting on 23 and 24 Dec.
Postal voting on 23 and 24 Dec.
2014-11-25
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that Postal vote..........
  Presidential Election: Accepting of deposits to commence November 24
Presidential Election: Accepting of deposits to commence November 24
2014-11-24
Accepting of deposits in view of the presidential election will commence on Monday.
Papal visit: Vatican watching situation – Bishop of Badulla
Papal visit: Vatican watching situation – Bishop of Badulla
2014-11-24
Bishop of Badulla Rt. Rev. Dr.Winston Fernando yesterday told The Island the Catholic Church
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Election violence has been the 'unholy' order of the day in Sri Lanka's political landscape since in
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned that he had “files” on those who had defected
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Minister of Petroleum Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has been appointed as the new General Secretary
Incidents - Pre-election Period
Aug-11 2013 - Aug-15 2013
Badulla District
Assaults 17
Election law violations 92
   
Total 109
   
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Moneragala District
Assaults 64
Election law violations 249
   
Total 313
   
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