Security for mosques today


Ruwan Gunasekera

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Security would be provided to all mosques in areas communal violence had occurred, Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

"We will deploy security personnel in all areas that we believe can be flashpoints. We received thorough intelligence reports about the security situations and we are basing our actions on those. No one needs to fear, carry your daily activities peacefully," he said

About 2,500 soldiers, 600 sailors and 30 air force personnel had been deployed to maintain public order in Kandy and additional troops were on standby in case of an emergency, military spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said.

"After we were deployed the violence has subsided and we have taken stern action against anyone who breaks the law. Don’t worry about anything. We have enough manpower to deal with any situation," he said.

The Police Spokesman added that the situation in Kandy was returning to normal.

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