Policemen violating election laws: Police say disciplinary action will be pushed

Disciplinary action will be taken against police officers who act contrary to election laws and regulations, Police Elections Secretariat Head Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya said.

The DIG pointed out that all police stations have been informed of the laws and regulations pertaining to the forthcoming parliamentary election.

All police officers have been instructed to enforce the law irrespective of status, and action will be taken against those who act in contrary, he added.

Senior DIG Weerasuriya said that 317 persons have been arrested so far in connection with the general election.