Senior DIG in charge of election affairs Jagath Abeysirigunawardena stated that no incidents of sabotage have been reported during the silent period that has commenced since the end of the presidential election campaign.

The campaign for the presidential election ended at midnight yesterday and he said that the law would be strictly enforced against those who violate election laws during the silent period.

However, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara expressed these views regarding the manner in which the silent period should be observed.

With the campaign coming to an end, the deadline for the display of election posters and cut-outs also ended at midnight and the police have commenced the removal of posters and cut-outs.

Eighteen election monitors who have been invited to participate in the presidential election monitoring have already arrived in the island. A high ranking official of the Election Commission said that election monitors have come from India, Bhutan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Maldives, Indonesia and South Africa. It is also reported that more than 120 foreign observers have arrived in the country with the mediation of the other  International  Organization to monitor the elections in the country.

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