Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Special security arrangements for the devotees during Vesak
Sat, May 18, 2019, 12:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 18, Colombo: Special security arrangements have been made by the security forces including the armed forces, Police and Special Task Force (STF) on Vesak Poya day today, and the next two days for the security of the devotees.

In addition to the security measures taken by the security forces over the past few weeks to protect the public while arresting the terrorists, a security program has been implemented to provide security to all the temples and sacred places where devotees gather.

In addition to the uniformed security officers, plain clothes officers, intelligence officers and intelligence services will continue to provide security to the public.

Civil society organizations, Buddhist societies, companies and institutions, have also volunteered to provide security.

Security forces request the devotees to refrain from taking heavy bags, hand bags and purses other than the items necessary for worship into the temples and other sacred places.

Meanwhile, the public is requested to immediately inform the security units if they observe any suspicious persons or things and assist the security units.

The police say around 5,000 officers have been deployed for traffic control. The Police will not only arrest the drunk drivers but also drunken people near the temples.

The devotees are requested to not to loiter around after observing the religious functions at temples and other places of worship.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
'Opposition's blessing for special PSC for National Religious Reconciliation is a victory for the future generation' - Speaker
-- [43 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka takes center stage at the Amsteluxe Luxury Travel Show in Amsterdam
-- [1 hour and 47 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched into orbit
-- [2 hours ago]
STF arrests 51 with drugs at Facebook party in Balangoda
-- [9 hours ago]
Mihintale SLPP Local council member arrested for assaulting six people
-- [9 hours ago]
National program of establishing 5000 Export Zone Villages to begin today
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka urges to place nuclear terrorism high on global agenda at GICNT
Sri Lanka EDB organizes Technical exposure and capacity building program for food & beverage entrepreneurs in Thailand
Sri Lanka sees manufacturing activities recover in May 2019, services sector continues to deteriorate
No plans to halt Battle of Solar Power project - Ministry

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.