Security beefed up for Kandy Perahera

Security is being increased for the upcoming Kandy Perahera with the deployment of Army and Police personnel.

Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that 7,000 Police personnel including Special Task Force (STF) commandos will be deployed for the Kandy Esala Perahera.

The main Perahera will be held on 5th August.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella had raised concerns in Parliament yesterday over a possible security threat to the Kandy Esala Perahera.

He urged the authorities to increase security for the Perahera.

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