Sept 20: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense says that around 1,000 foreign police officers will arrive in Sri Lanka for service while the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is held in Colombo.
The foreign police officers will assist Sri Lanka to provide security for heads of the 54 Commonwealth governments.
In addition to the uniform clad police officers, a number of intelligence officers will also arrive in the island.
The Ministry of Defense also expects the arrival of around 2,000 journalists to cover the summit and the other forums running on the sidelines of the main summit which will be held in Colombo, from 15 to 17 November 2013.
The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) 2013 will take place 10-14 November at Hambantota while the Commonwealth Business Forum will be held 12 - 14 November in Colombo.
A spokesman of the Ministry said that all arrangements are underway to provide security to the distinguished guests arriving in Sri Lanka to participate in the CHOGM.