By Gandhya Senanayake
The police today warned that there are attempts by some groups to mislead the public about the actual situation in Nawalapitiya and Kumburupitiya by giving the impression there is violence and tension.
Head of the police elections unit DIG Gamini Navaratna told Daily Mirror online that the situation in both Nawalapitiya and Kumburupitiya was calm and urged the voters to exercise their franchise without any fear on re-polling day on Tuesday.
He added that the election laws were now active in the two areas and that tight security was provide for both cities. Further he said that there was no reason to be afraid and that people could vote peacefully on Tuesday.
The polls in Nawalapitiya in the Kandy District and Kumburupitiya in Trincomalee were annulled during the recent General Elections owing to reports of violence and vote rigging and a re-poll in these areas will now take place on Tuesday. (Daily Mirror online)