3000 Police Officers on duty in Colombo during Wesak

3000 Police Officers on duty in Colombo during Wesak

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The Police will implement a special programme in view of security and the handling of vehicle movement during the Wesak season. Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that three thousand Police Officers have been deployed to maintain security within the Colombo City.
The Police Media Spokesman said that there will be five Wesak Zones in Colombo, in addition to 11 Pandals. 1900 Police Officers will be deployed for the security of Wesak sightseers. They will be in uniforms and in civvies.
There will be 1100 officers to handle the vehicles. In all, there will be 3000 officers on duty. He requested the public to refrain from obstructing the roads.
SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that 340 motor accidents had been reported during the Wesak season in 2016, while 423 accidents were reported during the Wesak period last year. He said that every effort should be made to minimize accidents during this season.