Forces personnel to 155 ‘vulnerable’ polling points

Tri forces personnel will be deployed to provide security to 155 vulnerable points during the Local Government elections.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said a request had been made to provide tri-forces troops for security during the election.

Accordingly, he said 855 tri-forces personnel will be deployed for security during the upcoming election from February 8 to 12.

Among them will be 51 Air Force personnel, 74 Navy personnel and 730 Army personnel.

In addition, a further 6,200 tri service personnel are kept on standby at the relevant Security Force Headquarters, to respond to any situation as required. Among them are 550 Navy personnel, 440 Air Force personnel and 5,210 Army personnel. 

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