By Amreen Ameen
The police have warned that they will be compelled to shoot on sight if any group or individual ignores the law and attempts to incite violence during the Presidential elections.
Senior DIG of the police elections unit Gamini Navaratna, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the police are empowered to implement the law under the Presidential elections act of 1981.
He said that at first the police will issue a warning to anyone attempting to create violence including damaging property at a polling booth and if the warning is not respected then the police have orders to open fire.
The DIG also said there are no immediate plans to have a police curfew during the elections as, according to him, they do not expect any serious mass scale incidents to break out.