Posters of aspiring Sri Lanka Presidents to be removed

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 11:08 GMT]
After the announcement of the date for the Presidential polls on the 17th November, the polls chief has ordered the police Monday to remove all cutouts, and posters which are illegal according to the election laws in Sri Lanka, sources in Colombo said. According to the department of Elections during the period of elections the police force will get the instructions from the polls chief to pave way for a free and fair polls.

The police in Colombo and suburbs have started removing the posters and cutouts which were put up soon after the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Opposition United National Party declared their Presidential candidates Premier Mahinda Rajapakse and Ranil Wickremesinghe few weeks ago.

The Police department will deploy 65 thousand strong police force to maintain law and order during the Presidential polls in November.

In addition to the police force the armed forces will also be deployed to ensure a trouble free polls in November sources said.

 

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