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Tight security for four main candidates

Local News from Sri Lanka: Measures were taken to provide special security for the four main candidates contesting the 2019 Presidential Election, the Ministry of Law and Order said. A senior ministry spokesman announced that new security coordinating officers were assigned to the particular candidates on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, with the approval of the National Police Commission.

The intelligence units have reportedly informed the police and the election commission to provide special security to presidential candidates Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sajith Premadasa, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka and Mahesh Senanayake. Accordingly, two senior police superintendents (SSP) and two police superintendents (SP) will be named as new security coordinators for these candidates, the minister said.

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