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Sri Lankan police ‘will not hesitate to shoot’ anyone obstructing election

Sri Lankan police warned that they “will not hesitate to shoot” those obstructing a “free and fair” election this morning.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying, “police will not hesitate to shoot anyone who attempts to loot ballot boxes or act in a manner that will obstruct the holding of a free and fair election”.

As many as 3,000 patrols from the Special Task Force (STF) and the Civil Defence Force (CDF) had been deployed across the island, he added, stating that they would be patrolling until Sunday evening.

See more from the Daily Mirror here.