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Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya today said the Police could use maximum power to stop any forceful act that could be carried out by any persons at polling stations during tomorrow’s Presidential election.


Asked whether the Police could shoot any perpetrator below the knees, he said the Police could shoot right on the head.


“Police could take such action if any one tries to grab ballot papers away,” he said.


He said security forces were kept standby to face any situation that might arise during today’s election.


“No one, including me or the Inspector General of Police (IGP), had called for any forces. I have inquired from the Army Commander and he too confirmed this position. But I found out through some documents that forces are kept on standby to face any eventuality,” the polls chief told a media briefing last morning.


The Polls Chief expressed his confidence that the Presidential Election would be free and fair. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)



 


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  • ANTON Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:23 AM

    MAXIMUM POWER TO WHICH SIDE ?

    ANTON Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:25 AM

    DOES POLICE KNOW HOW TO SHOOT WITH T 56 RIFLES ?

    Mythili Thursday, 08 January 2015 06:06 AM

    Please see the interview

    Kiru Thursday, 08 January 2015 06:08 AM

    Please see the Press conference of EC.

    Jays Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:49 AM

    Well said Mr EC

    DrA.e.Kulatilake Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:54 AM

    well done at last.We are getting Civilised.Thank you Sir.

    Waco Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:52 PM

    In Kahawatta, one person is already dead. How many more people should die for the decision makers to decide to deploy Security Force Personals in each District under the command of a Co-Ordinating Officer to maintain Law and Order in the Country?

    Rushani Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:48 AM

    Thank very much your

    Free Thinker Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:58 AM

    Better be known that you are allowed to use force reasonably to prevent violence and you are not allowed to commit murder in the name of peace.

    anura Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:59 AM

    Ironically he is chief pole ( Kanu ) of MR

    Waco Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:50 PM

    " Police could shoot right on the head ". Is this a reonsible statement ?


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