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Sri Lanka Sets Up Special Unit For Election Complaints

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has set up a special unit to record complaints related to incidents of fundamental rights violations on Monday, the day of the election.

According to Secretary and media spokesman of the HRCSL, Nimal Punchihewa the HRCSL has decided to set up a special unit to prevent election related fundamental rights violations while casting votes.

The unit will be set up in the HRCSL head office consisting of 10 members. The unit will be supervised by a Commissioner and the Secretary of the HRCSL.

According to Punchihewa, people can access the unit through their general line or the hotline 1996 to lodge any complaint related to human rights violations while casting votes. He added that if the HRCSL sees a necessity for the unit to continue after the election, they will take measures to make it functional to take up post-election complaints on fundamental rights violations.

This special body will function until 4p.m. on the day of the election.

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