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Only Police will be engaged in election duties, no place for Army, says the Election Commissioner in Jaffna

Only Police will be engaged in election duties, no place for Army, says the Election Commissioner in Jaffna

The Election Commissioner Mahindha Desapriya had said in Jaffna that, the Army will not be engaged in election duties, only Police will be engaged in election duties.

The Election Commissioner who was on a 2-day visit to Jaffna mat the election officers at the Secretariat  and said so to the media, while having a media meeting at the Jaffna District Secretariat.

Comparing to other Districts, election offences are bit more, he said. I have ordered to stop opening ceremonies of road built by Government funds by candidates.

Self quarantined people could vote between 8.00 to 5.00.

The Army , Navy and Air Force will help us to move ballot boxes speedily from the Islands sector to counting stations. Further the power of arresting election offenders will lye only with the Police, he said.

 


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