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By Gandhya Senanayake


Candidates contesting the upcoming General Elections must apply for additional security if they need it and such security will then be authorized based on the threat level of the candidates and recommendations from the Ministry of Defence.

Police spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that police protection will also be given for election rallies after the necessary permits are obtained by the candidates.

He noted that it was the duty of the police to provide security to election rallies and as such the police will continue to perform those duties.

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  • Sunday, 28 February 2010 12:38 PM

    This is a good idea. Otherwise Sri Lankan Police department do not know why they asked for additional security. By asking them to provide a reason will help to gather information as well. This is a brilliant idea. I hope this Department of Police will practice this thin with Sri Lankan businessmen as well. Coz, then we dont need to worry about black markets. If they ask for the security from Police then Policemen will get additional money as well as additional information

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 12:40 PM

    why they need security ? two police man is enough now. please dont waste peoples money

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 01:11 PM

    Not security you Idiots...Apply for Votes !.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 01:42 PM

    Giving security is ok. Police should charge some fee from thease poeple and should not give it from tax prayers money.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 01:48 PM

    Looking at the number of candidates on the fray, one wonders if the total police force has to be assigned for their security leaving the general public ln the lurch.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 03:28 PM

    Some cosalations

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 04:07 PM

    namal rajapakse have lot of security without an apply, but others have to apply...................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 04:35 PM

    It means, like Weerawansa, Mervyn Silva + MR & Bros. have more death threats, for them then the entire Police & Army will serve, that's what you want to say.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 05:38 PM

    only ppl contesting from the govt party will have a very high threat level while all in the opposition will b having very low threat level...

    isnt this the norm???

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 06:09 PM

    So the ministry of defence has become the judge, jury, and executor?? Unfortunately "assessing threat level" is a futile exercise when it involves a politicized institution like MOD

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:07 PM

    Dayasiri already got government security. in return, He has promised to changed the party after the election. How can we trust those people.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:19 AM

    Food for thoughts! SF think about it, the opportunity is now open!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:27 AM

    A good politician no need security. Security never makes a good leader or politician.


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