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Two men who had bought ballot papers and national identity cards from voters were arrested at Kankanamgoda in Beruwala, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

He said the Beruwala Police had recovered five ballot papers and six NICs, which had been purchased for Rs.18,000.

SP Gunasekara said during the further investigations it was revealed that the suspects had also paid four electricity bills and four water bills of voters amounting to Rs.10,800.

He said the suspects were produced before the Kalutara Magistrate with the main suspect being remanded till Feb.12 while his accomplice was severely warned and released.

The suspects said they had done so to prevent their opponent receiving majority in the elections.

The police had warned candidates that collecting ballot papers and identity cards was a grave offense.

SP Gunasekara said the suspects had committed an offence by collecting these documents and bribing the voters and added that the candidate who was behind this scam. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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