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82 arrested for election-law violations: Police

6 August 2020 02:16 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Eighty-two people had been arrested and 18 vehicles were taken into custody in connection with offences related to yesterday’s General Election, the Police said.

Police Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said seventy-two complaints were received yesterday and that 54 of them were reported as election-law violations.

He said investigations were in progress on the three people who were arrested for photographing their ballot papers.

He said photographing of ballot papers was an offence which can be sued in High Court and added that matters had been referred to the Attorney General for legal action.

  Comments - 2

  • ACA Thursday, 06 August 2020 02:57 PM

    Including MR? Appeal court judge?

    Warren Raed Thursday, 06 August 2020 03:09 PM

    What about all the crimes politicians have committed and have not been punished until this day? Aren't those "offenses which can be sued in High Court"? One law for the ordinary people, another law for the rich people and yet another law for the politicians and their goons.

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