Special security programme for L G Election

Special security programme for L G Election

Special security programme for L G Election

Written by Keshala Dias

10 Feb, 2018 | 8:27 am

COLOMBO (News1st) – A special security programme will be carried out today, in line with the Local Government Election.

According to Army Media Spokesperson, Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, over 6,000 officers from the Tri Forces have been deployed to provide security during the election.

Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said 65,000 police officials have been deployed, adding that two police officers each have been assigned to every election centre.

SP Ruwan Gunasekara emphasised that it is an offence for people to gather within a 400 metre radius from an election centre, adding that taking photographs inside polling centres is also not allowed.

The Police Media Spokesperson reiterated that if any individual attempts to rob ballot boxes, the police will open fire.


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