“We are strong and organised to face any situation during the general elections 2010 and post elections. If any person or persons attempted to create problems or disturb the peaceful elections they will be severely dealt with according to the law, said Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya yesterday afternoon addressing the media at the Police Headquarters.
According to a directive from Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake the Police have done an excellent job by removing 16,325 cut-outs, 6556 banners, 21,102 flags and 28,735 posters before the election day, the IGP said.
The IGP appealed to all the agents of candidates who are allowed to enter the counting centres to avoid taking their Mobile telephones into the centres. If any agent is found with the Mobile telephone, he will not be allowed to entre the Counting centres, the IGP said.