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EU to monitor Sri Lanka elections

ECONOMYNEXT – European Union said it is sending observers to Sri Lanka to monitor parliamentary elections in August 2015 on the basis of local law and international commitments.
"Our mandate is to observe the elections without interfering in the electoral process, contributing to transparency while respecting local laws and regulations," Chief Observer Cristian Preda said.

The EU Election Observation Mission will be made up of eight analysts, and 18 Long-Term Observers,who will be deployed to all Sri Lankan Provinces,. There will also be 28 short term observes who will come before election day.

The team begins work from Wednesday.

Shortly after Election Day, the mission will issue a preliminary statement of its findings at a press conference in Colombo.
A final report, including recommendations for future electoral processes, will be presented at a later stage, the EU said.

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