The Police Department yesterday said that a contingent of over 1,000 police personnel would be deployed in the Colombo city to beef up the security in view of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka.
Acting Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the Police has announced a special traffic plan which would be in place in the Colombo city tomorrow and day after tomorrow in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.
According to this traffic arrangement, traffic movement on a number of roads in the city will be restricted from time to time owing to the movements of the Indian delegation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Traffic movement from the BIA to Colombo via the Katunayake Expressway, Baseline Road, Horton Place, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, St. Micheal's Roundabout upto Galle Face will be restricted from 5.30 to 6.30 a.m. tomorrow.
The Galle Road opposite the Galle Face Green will remain closed for traffic from 9.15 to 9.45 am on the same day.
Vehicle movement from Galle Face to Maha Bodhi temple via Galle Road, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Gamini Hall roundabout, Maradana junction will also be restricted from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Traffic on the road leading to Parliament from the Galle Face via the Liberty Roundabout, Red Cross Junction, Pittala junction, Library Roundabout, Horton Place, Castle Street, Battaramulla, Polduwa upto Parliament Roundabout will be restricted from 1. pm to 1.30 pm.
Vehicles plying on the Polduwa road will also be restricted from 2.45 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. while the road opposite the Galle Face Green would remain closed from 4.45 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. on the same day.
Traffic movement on Janadhipathi Mandiriya upto Galle Face Roundabout will also be restricted from 9.15 p.m. to 9.40 p.m due to VIP movement.
Traffic on the road leading to the Slave Island police station via the NSA roundabout, Ceramic Roundabout, Regal Roundabout will also be restricted from 8.15 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. and from 3.15 p.m. to 3.40 p.m on March 14th.Road Traffic Plan from Bandaranaike International Airport to Gall FaceRoad Traffic Directions, In front of Galle Face – Until the Parliament Roundabout