Local News from Sri Lanka: A special permanent unit has been established by the Elections Commission to monitor election violence and violate election laws and regulations at future elections. It is headed by Additional Election Commissioner . An election secretariat official said the secretariat has a presidential counsel to investigate daily received complaints. The unit would also seek media assistance in obtaining information on election violence.
He said the punishments imposed on election law offenders and regulations would be more severe than the punishments imposed by ordinary courts and could include the deprivation of civil rights.