Eleven held for election related violence
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Sri Lanka, Oct. 19 -- Police arrested 11 suspects including two local politicians over their involvement in incidents of violence relating to the Presidential Election.
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said two Pradeshiya Sabha members are among the arrested suspects. A Special Election Secretariat was established at the Police Headquarters following the official announcement of the 2019 Presidential Election.
According to SP Gunasekara, 10 complaints pertaining to incidents of election related violence been received so far and 14 violations of election laws have been reported from various parts of the island.
He noted that the 11 arrests made thus far were based on complaints and violations.
However, he said that relatively a pea...
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