Hakeem says thugs near booths
Apr 19, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Nawalapitiya candidate Rauff Hakeem told Daily Mirror online that he had complained to the police of thugs roaming outside some polling booths in Nawalapitiya this morning.
Mr. Hakeem, who was rushing to the area a short while ago, said that he had spoken to the police Deputy Inspector General (IGP) of the area regarding the thugs noting that their mere presence is intimidating to the voters.
Hakeem however said that following his complaint to the police he had heard that the thugs had withdrawn from the vicinity of the Nawalapitiya polling booths.