Inquiries revealed that the child, whose photograph was carried in The Island and Divaina last Thursday, carrying a ballot box, was assigned the task by a Vice Principal of a school.
The Vice Principal, assigned for polls work at the D. S. Senanayake College, had directed his elder brother`s son to carry the ballot box.
Police Headquarters ordered an investigation after our staff photographer Jude Denzil Pathiraja captured the minor. The photograph carried on page 1 of The Island and sister paper Divaina captured President Mahinda Rajapakse`s attention.
SSP Cecil Perera of the Child Protection Desk said that action would be filed against the Vice Principal.