The police are carrying out an island-wide campaign to remove all political posters, banners and cut-outs following a directive issued by the Elections Commissioner, Dayananda Dissanayaka, Head of the Police Elections Desk, DIG Gamini Navaratne said.
“We have already commenced removing posters, banners and other propaganda material in accordance with the elections law,” he said.
He added that several policemen and labourers had been recruited for the purpose and the police are expected to finish the task within the next few days.
When asked about the posters that are pasted everyday in large numbers around the city he said that the police are trying its maximum effort to remove them.
Labourers were recruited as policemen to be deployed for the purpose of removing elections propaganda material. The labour force is used to balance, if there is any shortage, DIG Navaratne said.
The Elections Commissioner has allocated Rs.22 million for this purpose on a request we made earlier, he said.