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* Sri Lanka elite police deployed to provide security for Provincial Council election
Sat, Aug 9, 2014, 08:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel have been deployed to provide security in the Mahiyanganaya area of Badulla district from today (09) until the elections for the Uva Provincial Council concludes on September 20.

Senior DIG in charge of Police Election Bureau Gamini Navaratne said STF was deployed to provide security in response to a request made by the Elections Commissioner.

A unit of 30 Special Task Force (STF) personnel has been assigned to ensure security in the area until the Election Day.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has requested the police to maintain law and order in the district following the incident where a ruling party legislator and his supporters violated election laws threatening election officials on the day of the nominations.

Deputy Election Commissioner M.M. Mohamed said the Election Commissioner held a meeting at the Election Secretariat yesterday (08) with the general secretaries of political parties that are contesting the Uva Provincial Council Elections and at the meeting the officials have discussed the incident and the steps to be taken to curtail election law violations.

UPFA Badulla District Parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage, and his brother former Provincial Council member Anura Vidanagamage and another person were arrested on charges of threatening the election official and robbing his camera.

The officials have decided to hold another round of talks among the 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.

UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha, extending his regrets to the Election Commissioner over the threatening incident, has said that the ruling party will take a decision with regard to the incident after the current legal action is concluded.

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