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Additional labourers had been deployed to every Police station across the country to remove posters and cutouts put up for the upcoming Local Government elections, the Police said yesterday.

Spokesperson to the Police Media Unit told the Daily Mirror that a total of 1,041 labourers were deployed to remove posters and cutouts.

“Following, three labourers will be deployed to main Police Stations whereas two labourers will be deployed to other stations across the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told the Daily Mirror that the EC welcomed the Police move. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 4

  • Lokka Saturday, 30 December 2017 06:36 PM

    Why use public funds to remove posters. There is already supposed to be a ban on displaying posters.

    Jude Sunday, 31 December 2017 10:19 AM

    Hey hire the JO members to do the job!!?? These guys (JO) are going to be out of work for some time!!!??

    BMS Sunday, 31 December 2017 10:23 AM

    Why make the poor labourer suffer.If this practice was already banned why not FINE the Party/candidate for not following rules.

    ralahamy Monday, 01 January 2018 06:46 AM

    The cash fine will help meet expenses and serve as loss to the candidate/party who has money to spend. It will save the tax payers and the Treasury.

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