Speculation police placed on alert in Western Province

policeThere was strong speculation that the police had been placed on alert in the Western Province this evening. However the police formally denied the claims.

Sources told the Colombo Gazette that police officers working in the Western Province were instructed to be on their guard.

However it was not clear as to why the police was placed on alert. Sources said that the decision was not related to terrorism but was political.

A Government source said that there were reports the police had been placed on alert as a precaution but the source could not elaborate further. (Colombo Gazette)