All posters banners and cutouts that are connected with the local government election are to be removed before midnight today.
The Police Election Secretariat said that election campaigning will also come to an end at midnight tomorrow. Commenting on this, Senior DIG Gamini Navaratne said that so far 142 election related incidents have been reported. Hundred and twenty nine have been arrested and there are 18 candidates amongst them. Two suspects have already been remanded. He said that the IGP has taken measures to deploy 50,000 Police officers and 70,000 security forces personnel on the Election Day. He sought the assistance of the general public and the candidates for the success of the programme.