Police must be actively involved – PAFFREL on illegal election propaganda

Police must be actively involved – PAFFREL on illegal election propaganda

Police must be actively involved – PAFFREL on illegal election propaganda

Written by Staff Writer

09 Dec, 2014 | 7:01 am

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections or PAFFREL, which is an election-monitoring body insists on the active involvement of the police in preventing illegal election propaganda activities that are taking place, targeting the presidential election.

Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi says that display of cut outs, banners and maintaining illegal election propaganda offices after the submission of nominations are violations of election laws.

[quote]We witness how the propaganda mechanism is being carried out in a massive scale all over the country. The police must take action to remove these posters and banners from today. At the same time, since the announcement of the election, close to 45 incidents of election violence were reported, while 25 of them were violent in nature. we cannot be satisfied with the action taken by the police with regard to these incidents. In order to control this situation in future, the police should not only act in an unbiased manner, they must act speedily.[/quote]

Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesperson Ajith Rohana says that an country-wide campaign is underway to arrest those who violate election laws.

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