CaFFE Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon speaking at today's media briefing. (Pic by Venura Chandramalitha)

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) declared the 2015 General Election the most fair and peaceful election held in recent years.

According to Executive Director, CaFFE, Keerthi Tennekoon in no other election held, was the primacy of rule of law upheld as during the concluded election. He also commended the Election Commission, Government officials and the Police for carrying out their duties in good faith. “This is a step towards changing the election culture of our country for the better” he said adding that officials were able to carry out their duties due to minimal interference by external parties.

According to CaFFE violence incidents remained very low today with no serious election law violations reported. “Few incidents of threats were reported in Kandy and Puttalam to influence people not to vote” Tennekoon said adding that only two reports of vehicles travelling without number plates were reported.

One person was arrested for rigging voters while another was arrested for transporting people to the polling station. An incident of distribution of Liquor in Badulla was also reported today. Police have made 35 arrests during 22 raids CaFFE reported.