Colombo, Nov 13 (BAN/ AD): In order to ensure fair Presidential elections officials will deploy 60,175 police officers and Civil Defense Force will deploy 8080 security officers. Presidential elections are scheduled for 16th November.
As per official sources 25,712 police officers, at two officers each will be deployed for 12,856 polling booths. Each polling booth will have either two male officers or one female and one male officer. 6,086 police officers and an equal number of Civil Defense Officers will be deployed on police mobile units.
According to the election officials there are 43 vote counting centers island wide and 2,193 police officers will be deployed for the centers.
A total of 54 full riot squads, each consisting of one Inspector / Sub Inspector, one Police Sergeant and 08 Police Constables, 99 semi riot squads, each comprising one Inspector / Sub Inspector, one Police Sergeant and 05 Police Constables have been established. Accordingly, a total of 1,233 officers will be deployed for 153 riot squads.