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Rajapakse orders to removes his posters & cut outs PDF Print E-mail
Inspector General of Police, Mahinda Balasuriya said today that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had instructed him to get all posters, banners and cut outs of the President removed that are displayed in public to ensure the election regulations are carried out correctly.

IGP had met the President for two days and the President had been firm on the need to hold a free and fair election. "He asked me to remove all his display material in public even before nominations are handed in", stressed IGP Balasuriya.

IGP said that the Elections Act of 1981 (section 15) empowered the Police to execute certain responsibilities and functions and the police would strictly adhere to such provisions this time.

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