Sri Lanka said that it will deploy nearly 6,000 police officers to provide special security for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to visit the country next week to attend the UN Vesak festival & few other events.
Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara said that the deployment would not only include ordinary police officers but also the Special Task Force (STF) & the officers who have specialised knowledge in VVIP security.
However, the joint opposition has called for a black flag protest during Modi’s visit on May 12 to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment & death of Buddha. Modi is also expected to open a new hospital in Dickoya which is been funded by India and would attend few other events and functions.
“There will be strict security measures in Colombo and Kandy district. In addition, a special security plan has been adopted covering the key Buddhist temples across the country where Vesak events will be held,” said IG Jayasundara He further said “No acts of sabotage can be carried out during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit. The Police have been strictly instructed to pay special attention to the matter”.