A stack of fake ballot papers had been seized from a store in Kantale this morning, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Trincomalee Assistant Elections Commissioner had informed Kantale Police OIC after he received information about the fake ballot papers at a store near the Clock Tower junction in Kantale.
He said the Police had arrested one suspect and 14,989 of fake ballot papers were found inside the store.
“The suspect is to be produced in Kantale Magistrate’s Court,” ASP Gunasekara said.
The store had been rented out to Trincomalee District UNP candidate Aruna Sirisena.
Meanwhile, a total of 483 people had been arrested in connection with 158 election law violations, while, 197 other complaints had been received since the declaration of the General Elections, he said.
ASP Gunasekara said 382 people had been arrested in connection with election law violations while 101 suspects were arrested.(DS)
UNP is showing their true colours as they are used for stuffing balaot boxes
Sikuru Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:08 PM
Useless attempt as they get rejected when counting
Roshan Thursday, 06 August 2015 11:31 PM
Those arrested no bail should be granted until the elections are over.
Nims Friday, 07 August 2015 02:01 AM
So you justify it. What would have been your reaction if it was with a UPFA supporter
Sam Friday, 07 August 2015 02:07 AM
desperate measures in desperate times. in colombo 3 underworld killings in 2 days under police ministers protection
Ryan Friday, 07 August 2015 06:01 AM
Wattala murder of Muslim upfa supporter is not news to dm, shows true colors and biases of dm
Premalal Friday, 07 August 2015 11:35 AM
Who ever committed a crime must be punished. This guy should be eliminated from the electoral list by the EC
Denice de Costa Friday, 07 August 2015 12:47 PM
UNP is reminding us Premadasa era.
Sorinis Friday, 07 August 2015 06:36 PM
Caught in the nick of time,otherwise MR would have been blamed for it.
Bert Friday, 07 August 2015 07:53 PM
I do not tolerate this kind of behavior. But during maras administration new media was not allowed to disclose this kind of activities. I was not born yesterday , it seems you guys who make comments have forgotten the way Mara used police media the whole state institutions for their personal use. Be thankful you see transparency under this administration.
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