Security increased for SAARC
COLOMBO: Over 19,000 Police and Security Forces personnel have been
deployed for the 15th SAARC summit being held today and tomorrow with
the participation of Heads of States from eight SAARC nations who
arrived here yesterday.
“The situation is totally under control and security arrangements are
set for the Summit,” Colombo DIG Nimal Mediwaka told the Daily News.
He said except for the high security zones demarcated for security
reasons in Colombo Fort, BMICH and Parliament complex, all other areas
will be accessible to the public during the two days of the Summit.
“Only permitted vehicles and people will be allowed to enter the High
Security Zones during these two days,” DIG Mediwaka added.
Traffic along other routes in Colombo will be restricted periodically
to facilitate VIP movements.
“We are conducting cordon and search operation in Colombo and suburbs
and within the Western Province to strength security in view of the 15th
SAARC Summit,” DIG Mediwaka added.
He requested the public to cooperate with the Security Forces and
Police personnel by informing them about any suspicious people, parcels