Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sri Lanka bans election-related posters, banners, public parades ahead of presidential polls

Sri Lanka's Elections Commission on Tuesday said it had banned public parades, posters, banners and cut-outs in support of the presidential candidates who are contesting next month's presidential polls while the police warned of strict legal action against the violators.

Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said that as per the election laws, the displaying of election related posters, banners, cut outs, vehicle parades and public processions have been banned till the presidential polls take place on Nov. 16 and increased security will be appointed all over the island to nab the violators.

The police will continue to monitor CCTV footage to identify the violators, Gunasekara said.