50 individuals arrested for violating election laws

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 18:44


The Police Media Spokesman’s office stated that 50 persons who violated election laws in the 3 provinces have been arrested.

He said that 74 election related complaints have also been received and the highest number of complaints was received from Kurunegala, Jaffna and Hatton areas.

DIG in charge of election activities Gamini Navarathna said that steps would be taken to punish the election law violators despite their status.

Meanwhile the Election Commissioner has requested the private sector employers to grant necessary leave for their workers to enable them to cast votes on September 21st.