By Dianne Silva

The European Union Heads of Mission are deeply concerned by the election related violence reported in the country, according to a statement released by the delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives yesterday.

“The EU Heads of Mission based in Sri Lanka are deeply concerned by the pre-electoral violence in Sri Lanka which has already caused two deaths and numerous injured. The EU believes that a peaceful environment is an essential pre-requisite for free and fair elections,” the statement said.

The EU requests the parties contesting the upcoming local government polls to act in peaceful and equitable manner.

Source: Daily Mirror – 10.03.2011