83 arrested for violating election laws

83 arrested for violating election laws

November 14, 2019   11:09 pm

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Sri Lanka Police says that 83 persons have been arrested so far across the country in connection with violations of election laws. 

Police stations in the country have received a total of 105 complaints pertaining to the presidential election in addition to 111 reported incidents of election law violations.

Accordingly 83 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with those complaints and law violations.

Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara revealed this during a press conference held today in Colombo to brief media on the security measures taken ahead of the presidential election.

He stated that police officers have already left for special duty with regard to the election and that they have been assigned to areas with the minimum number of officers. He said that all police officers have reached their respective police station assigned for special duty.

The Police Spokesman added that all duties will commence tomorrow morning (15). 

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