Election law violations:
Police to take stern action
Police warned that stern action will be taken
against election law violators and requested the public to assist
the Police and Security Forces to hold a free and fair election.
Over 68,000 police personnel have been deployed for election duties
today, sources said.
Navy rescues drifting fishing trawler
Sri Lanka Navy’s offshore patrol vessel
‘Samudura’ rescued a multi-day fishing trawler which was drifting
due to engine failure in the Northern deep seas on January 21.
No political pressure on CID
CID Director SSP M.K.D.W Amarasinghe said the
CID was conducting all investigations impartially with no undue
pressure or any political influence. Addressing the media yesterday
at the Media Centre for National Security, SSP Amarasinghe rejected
a statement by Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka at a rally in
Galle on Saturday that a CID officer told him he (the officer) would
remove his uniform and walk out of the CID office, if he was forced
to carry out any investigation against Fonseka’s son-in-law Danuna