Over 60 election violations

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Department of Elections says it has recorded 68 polls related violations in the run up to the provincial council polls in September for the Central, Northern and North Western provinces. According to the Election Secretariat, the most number of complaints were reported from the Kurunegala district in North Western Province while the least number of incidents have been reported in the Vavuniya and Kilinochchi districts in the Northern Province. There were 15 incidents of poll violations from Kurunegala district and 26 violations reported in Central Province which comprises districts of Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya. Election monitoring group Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says a significant increase in the number of election law violations was seen after the submission of nominations and the NGO has recorded 78 election related incidents since July 10 including 2 assaults on people. However, most incidents reported were of minor in nature related to misuse of government property for election activities, the Department of Elections said.