Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that rehearsals for Independence Day will be held from 30 January-3 February.
The National Independence Day celebrations will take place at Independence Square on 4 February.
As a result, the road adjoining Independence Square and connecting roads will be closed for traffic or restricted from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on rehearsal days and from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Independence Day.
He said that one section of the road near Nelum Pokuna will be closed for traffic on these days.
DIG Rohana said that the public have been requested to use alternative routes during this period.
He said that the Police will be deployed to redirect traffic on these days while road signs will also be placed to assist motorists. (Colombo Gazette)