Vanni teachers ‘ordered’ to back Rajapaksa candidate
Pre-school teachers who come under the so-called Civil Defence Force have been instructed by three UPFA operatives named Ilangko, Sutharsan and Inthiran, who were ex-LTTE members, now operated by the SL military, to woo voters for UPFA candidate Geethanjali Nakulesvaran, news sources in Ki’linochchi told TamilNet on Saturday.
Every pre-school teacher has been instructed to woo 30 voters in Ki’linohchi district and were given a printed forms by the UPFA squad.
The teachers have been instructed to go on a house-to-house election campaign and are instructed to fill a form with details of voters who ‘promise’ to vote for Ms Geethanjali.
The teachers have to fill in details such as full name, permanent address, identity card number, voting booth, cell phone number and profession of voters with their signatures and hand over to the UPFA squad, the news sources said adding that there are no monitors to complain this type of election violations.
The form given to teachers by the SLFP squad is given below: