Following a surge in election violence, the police have beefed up security in areas that have been identified as ‘hotspots’ where both the government and the opposition have a strong presence, the police said today.
The police added that security has been stepped up in an attempt to avoid clashes between political parties and their supporters.
The police have deployed mobile road blocks, additional police patrols and an extra police force in areas that have been identified as most violent prone.
The Police Elections Desk has so far received 143 complaints related to election violence and 70 suspects have been arrested for violating the elections law, Head of the Police Elections Desk, Senior DIG Gamini Navaratne said. (SD)
Comments - 10
Monday, 22 March 2010 11:52 AM
If the Presidential election was free & fair & MR won - wd there be a need for such violence from govt supporters?
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:25 AM
We only wish the Police will not be biased in their actions as it has been the practice all this while.
Sunday, 21 March 2010 10:08 PM
70 suspects( arrested) from from Opposition parties and road blocks are also for them Mr.IGP ???
Monday, 22 March 2010 12:13 PM
A pathetic IGP trying to play to the Gallery. The ineffective, political police morons. Mr. IGP do what you do best , raid the Brothels thats all you are good for.!!!!
Monday, 22 March 2010 12:28 AM
This is commody when the goons of UPFA attack opposition police is there to protect the goons.This is the way this country is run by the present regime.
Sunday, 21 March 2010 10:36 AM
For Whose benefit? To check only the campaigners in the opposition.
Sunday, 21 March 2010 10:37 AM
What happened to the "Police Beef" when the President got hooted while addressing the crowds in Kandy? Was it because it was a Home and Home affair and the beef was in the fridge?
Monday, 22 March 2010 04:36 AM
for protection of opposition ,then its very good.
Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:10 PM
Opposition meetings are calm and cool. So dont bother. Cock fight is within the ruling party only.
Monday, 22 March 2010 05:00 PM
They think of "beefing" up when there is something "fishy" and when they get "chickened" out.
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