PAFFREL has emphasized that the necessary legal provisions should be granted to the Elections Commission to balance the media during the election period. Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi made this reference joining in the launch of the interim report with respect to the monitoring of the last Presidential election.
The PAFFREL Executive Director said that they could see that this election would be one of the polls with less violence. They could clearly state this when comparing its with three previous Presidential elections and three general elections. It should also be mentioned that main media such as the television. Radio and newspapers to a considerable extent took action to conform to the guidelines issued by the National Elections Commission. It should be referred to at this moment as a measure of praise. But maintaining a balance in during an election is most decisive. He proposed to the Elections Commission to grade the media.
Rohana Hettiarachchi elaborated on many facts including the granting of facilities required for the provision of facilities to the visually impaired in exercising their franchise.