Video: Police launch a clearing operation to remove illegal election posters and banners; Police sue an alliance candidate
Police have initiated a special program to remove election posters, banners and cutouts being displayed illegally during the forthcoming Provincial Council elections.
Political parties held election parades after handing over nominations for their candidates yesterday, and the JVP which never had such parades in the past but held one yesterday.
Meanwhile the Election Secretariat announced that all 3 thousand 794 election candidates can collect his or her Preferential Number allocated for each candidate from the District Election Office on the 11th of this month.
At the same time, Galle police said that 3 special police teams were deployed to remove all election related propaganda posters within the Galle city area.
Police also said that steps will be taken from today onwards to remove all election propaganda materials displayed in the Hambantota district as well.
Most of the propaganda materials are pasted on public and private buses, and police mobile vehicles have been deployed to remove all illegal election propaganda.
Meanwhile Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that legal action will be taken against any candidate despite his or her party color or any other personal status.
SSP Ajith Rohana further said that police have taken action to sue an alliance candidate Ajith Prasanna and 5 of his supporters who violated election rules and behaved rowdily in Galle city yesterday.