Concerns raised over security for Kandy pageant

Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the security for the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant).

The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th of August.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament today there was information that some groups may attempt to disrupt the pageant.

He said that the Chief Prelates in Kandy have requested him to ensure tight security for Kandy during the pageant.

Kiriella requested the State Minister of Law and Order Ruwan Wijewardene to ensure steps are taken to increase security in Kandy for the pageant.

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