Jul 06, 2020

CaFFE identifies 3 hotspots in Digamadulla Featured

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) presumes that a heated election campaign will take place in the Digamadulla district in the wake of the upcoming General election.

Executive Director of CaFFE, Ahmed Manaz Makeen says that three hotspots have been identified in the district, namely Pottuvil, Saindamarudu and Akkaraipattu.

Already, several cases of violence as well as a rise of hate speech had been reported from these areas, he adds.

He also notes that the first incident of asset damage in this election was also  reported from Akkaraipattu, after a group hurled stones at a vehicle which was carrying Samagi Jana Balawegaya candidate - Mr. Thawam.

Noting that a heated situation may arise in these areas, measures should be taken to increase police security, he adds.