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* President instructs security divisions not to close roads to facilitate VIP movements causing obstruction to general public
Wed, May 22, 2019, 08:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions not to close roads in any way causing obstruction to the general public in order to facilitate easy and free movement of VIPs and their convoys.

Closing of busy roads recently for easy movement for Ministers and other VIPs has come under heavy criticism from public inconvenienced by the traffic congestion due to such road closures.

The President, paying attention to the public complaints during the Cabinet meeting held, yesterday (21), has given these instructions taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the public due to the closure of roads to facilitate VIP movements.

Accordingly, the relevant authorities have been informed to apprise the VIP security personnel in this regard, and to move the vehicles of the VIPs in a manner which would not obstruct the general public.


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