Ministerial security of Common Candidate Maithripala removed
The security provided for former Minister Maithreepala Sirisena - who will be contesting as the Common Candidate - has been reduced.
Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that they have taken steps to reduce the security entitled to a cabinet minister which was provided to him before.
However, he added that the security provided for an MP will be maintained.
Steps were taken to withdraw the relevant police officers from their duties since this morning following an order issued by the Ministry of Law and Order and the DIG of North Central province to the Polonnaruwa Police.