The National Poll Observation Centre says the number of post-election acts of violence that were reported this year is low in comparison to previous elections.
Speaking to NewsRadio, National Organiser of the NPOC Rasanga Harischandra said the 2018 Local Authority Election was markedly peaceful.
The National Organiser said the NPOC will continue to monitor election violence during the post-election period.
He claimed the NPOC have received around 50 complaints over incidents related to election violence including complaints over physical and verbal assault and causing damage to private property.
The National Organiser said however, the NPOC cannot determine if there is an increase in the number of incidents when compared to previous Local Authority Elections adding the NPOC believes the Sri Lanka Police has been able to maintain order and that an increase in the number of incidents related to election violence cannot be seen.
National Organiser of the NPOC Harischandra said the general public has understood the new election system well.
Rasanga Harischandra said the 2018 Local Authority Election can be considered as the highest voter turnout in the history of elections in Sri Lanka.
He claimed before this election, in 1997, a 76% voter turnout was seen however the turnout in this year’s election was much higher.
The National Organiser of the NPOC Rasanga Harischandra said the interest of the public increased along with the introduction of a mixed electoral system.