Accordingly, for the 35 candidates contesting the upcoming presidential election 448,210 election offices could be set up throughout the country.
The candidate could set up an office at his residence and one office each in every district, one each in the 160 electorates and an office each per polling station. The number of constituencies in Sri Lanka is 12,644.
Cost of removing posters exceeds 40 million
Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that Rs. 45.8 million has been allocated for the removal of cut-outs, posters and banners.
In addition he said they would take actions as per the provisions under the Presidential Act and the provisions of the gazette notification issued as per the Environmental Act.
Accordingly, approval has been obtained for the recruitment of 1,045 labourers to be deployed at Police Stations Island wide for the removal of posters, banners and cut-outs.
The Police Spokesman said that three labourers each would be deployed at every police headquarters and two each at every police station throughout the country.