UPFA extends regrets to Elections commissioner.-Video
Senior DIG in charge of Police Election Bureau Gamini Navarathna said STF will be deployed to Mahiyangana electoral area.
This was revealed during a meeting held between the election commissioner and the general secretaries of political parties that are contesting the Uva Provincial Council election at the Election Secretariat today.
The incident in which a UPFA Badulla district MP and a former PC member who have allegedly threatened elections officials and police on the last nomination day in Mahiyanganaya took center stage of this meeting.
The Election Commissioner informed the party general secretaries that legal action has already been taken against the culprits of this incident.
At the same time it is decided to have another round of talks among top STF officers, IGP, Election Commissioner, returning officers of the two districts and two assistant election commissioners in order to ensure a peaceful election in the Uva Province.
JVP General secretary Tilvin Silva said he requested the Election Commissioner to inform VIPs to keep away their security officers from election duties.
However UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha extended his regrets to the election commissioner over the threatening incident.
He said the party will take a decision with regard to the incident after the current legal action is concluded.