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    15,000 Police Personnel to provide security for elections

    March 24, 2014

    The Election Commissioner has requested the Police to keep an anti-riot squad of 1,500 and the Special Task Force personnel ready for any emergency situation.

    Sri Lanka police will deploy around 15,000 police personnel to provide security for the elections for the Western and Southern Provincial Councils that will be held on March 29th.


    At least 8,500 police personnel will be deployed for security at polling stations, while another 2,500 would be deployed as mobile patrols.  Another 3,000-5,000 police personnel will be deployed for security at counting centers, said the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.


    According to the Elections Department all arrangements are in place to conduct a free and fair poll in the two provinces.


    Last modified on Monday, 24 March 2014 15:43

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