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Three JVP offices attacked, polls violence increase

At least three JVP election offices came under attack last night and today morning as polls related violence increased with more than 100 incidents recorded by the election monitoring groups.

A spokesman for the JVP said that their offices in the Mirigama, Kribathgoda and Biyagama areas came under attack by persons believed to be supporters of the UPFA. Clashes between supporters have increased over the past week with less than three weeks for the local government polls.

Elections in 64 councils have been postponed as petitions challenging the rejection of nominations have been filed by parties or independen groups. Election monitors said that the clashes among UPFA supporters also have shown an increase compared to previous elections where clashes between rival supporters were high.

The Sunday Times

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