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Over 60,000 cops on election duty

The Police Department has made arrangements to deploy about 60,175 police officers for election duties at the Presidential Election on November 16. In addition, about 8,080 civil security officers too would be deployed for this purpose, Kurunegala District senior Divisional Secretary W.E. Jayathilake said.

He was speaking at a meeting of Grama Niladharis of the Kurunegala District on Wednesday (13) in Bingiriya, Kurunegala.

“There will be about 12,856 polling centres countrywide and about 25,712 police officers would be deployed in those. Two police officers would be deployed at each centre. There will be about 43 counting centres and for the security of those, about 2,193 police officers would be deployed by the Police Department,” he said.

“To identify visitors (agents of parties and candidates) who visit these counting centres, all counting centres are provided with CCTV cameras. All these police officers started their election duties from 10 am yesterday (14).

These facts and figures have been confirmed by the Police Department. All Grama Niladharies of the Kurunegala District too started their election duties on Wednesday (13),” he said.


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