68,000 police, civil defence officers deployed for polls

Over 68,000 Police & Civil defence officers have been deployed for the presidential polls scheduled tomorrow, the Police Media Unit said.

Transportation of ballot boxes and the preparation of polling stations for the election are currently underway.

The Police has provided special security to district selection officers who are assigned to transport ballot boxes to 12,851 polling stations island-wide.

Meanwhile, the polls body has requested all public servants, who are assigned for election duties, to perform their duties with utmost integrity during the voting period.

The Election Commission has further advised public servants not to succumb to any undue external pressures as they are only under obligation to the Election Commission and the Judiciary.

Pictures by Krishan Kariyawasam