Police intervenes to remove Army road blocks in North

The Police intervened today to remove Army road blocks placed in parts of the North ahead of election day.

According to the Police media unit, Army road blocks were placed in the Palali and Palai Police divisions.

However the Police had informed the Army that since a Presidential election is set to take place tomorrow (Saturday), having such road blocks without the approval of the Elections Commission is illegal.

As a result the Army had taken steps to remove all the road blocks in the area. (Colombo Gazette)