The main opposition in Sri Lanka, United National Party, has said that more than two thousands registered voters in two electoral bodies in the north of the country are unaccounted for.
Quoting the elections commissioner (EC), the UNP said nearly 10-15 percent of total 21,000 registered voters in Pudukudiiruppu (PDK) and Maritimepattu in Mullaitivu district are either dead or missing.
Dr Jayalath Jayawardene, MP, of the party said they had a meeting with the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya on Tuesday, whether they discussed the matter.
“We have requested the election commissioner to consider issuing temporary identity cards”, he told media after the meeting.
He said party representatives also requested EC Deshapriya to arrange special public transport on the polling day that falls on March 24.
A total of 44,682 have registered as voters, in the two local bodies according to figures released by Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE).
CaFFE Executive Director Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon has said that over half of eligible voters in the two Pradeshiya Sabhas do not have national identity cards.