Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 18:37
Additional 1000 policemen for UVA.-UVA PC Poll 2014
Another 1000 policemen were deployed to beef up security during the elections in the Moneragala and Badulla districts.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said with the new deployment, 4500 policemen are currently on duty in the two districts.
He also said the number of police officers will be increased to 11 thousand by September 17th.
The Police Media Spokesman requested the public to inform about vehicles moving without number plates to the nearest police station or emergency number 119.
Political party representatives, the IGP, the head of STF and the election commissioner had a special discussion yesterday.
During the meeting, the IGP promised to beef up security in the area by setting up road blocks at the entrance of several main towns, setting up instant road barriers and increasing the number of patrolling units.
At the same time, the Election commissioner said he will station his officers at these road blocks to film illegal activities if any occurs.
Our Moneragala correspondent said that STF officers were deployed only in Badulla but its officers are seen at sentries in Moneragala town.