694 election related complaints, 289 persons arrested

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 January 2010, 16:05 GMT]
Two hundred and eighty nine persons were arrested and the number of pre-election related violence and complaints has risen to six hundred and ninety four till Sunday night, according to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya. The IGP revealed these figures at a media briefing held Monday in Colombo.

Till Sunday night three persons were killed in pre-election related violence, first at Matara, second in Puththa'lam and the third in Wariayapola since the nominations for the forthcoming presidential election were handed over on December 17 last year.

 

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