No monitors from EU, Commonwealth Union for east poll

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 May 2008, 06:03 GMT]
European Union and Commonwealth Union have informed the Sri Lanka's Commissioner of Elections that they are not in a position to send monitors to supervise east provincial election scheduled to be held on May 10. Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake is reported to have told media persons that EU, and Commonwealth Union have not accepted the invitation sent by him due to practical difficulties such as recruiting personnel.



The only institution that has accepted the invitation is the Association of Asian Election Authority (AAEA) comprising countries India, Pakistan, Thailand, Maldives and Bhutan, he added.

20 monitors from the AAEA are expected to arrive in Colombo, election department officials said.

 

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