340 long-term observers in each DS Division - PAFFREL
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) hopes to deploy
around 15,000 election monitors to observe the elections and has
appointed its 340 long-term observers in each Divisional Secretariat
Division, Executive Director, PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachchi said.
PAFFREL has opened a complaints mitigation unit at its head office in
Colombo with 30 personnel to look into the complaints they receive from
their long-term observers and channel it to the relevant authorities.
PAFFEL will deploy 1,000 observers during the postal voting and
deploy one observer for each of the 12,300 polling stations countrywide
on election day. “We started the training of observers and there will be
minimum of 350 training sessions to train the 12,000 people,” he added.
“On election day we will deploy a minimum 350 mobile teams,”