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14 Nov 2019 | 01:19 AM UTC

Sri Lanka: Campaigning for presidential election ends November 13 /update 1

Sri Lanka News Alert

Campaigning for upcoming November 16 presidential election ends on November 13 amid heightened security measures; similar measures expected during the vote

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Sri Lanka

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Event

Additional police officers and increased security measures were deployed throughout Sri Lanka on Wednesday, November 13, as campaigning for the upcoming presidential election ended. Sniffer dogs and explosive detectors were used at final rallies on Wednesday. According to independent observers, 31 people were hospitalized due to election-related violence between rival political parties during the campaign period.

Similar heightened security measures are expected across the country during the vote on Saturday, November 16. An increased police presence is anticipated around all polling stations and in major urban areas. Associated political rallies are possible following the announcement of the results. Clashes between rival political supporters cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Sri Lanka are advised to monitor developments, avoid all political gatherings and polling sites as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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