6,000 security personnel deployed for Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit

Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 13:35

Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara stated that nearly 6,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka.

The deployment includes police special task force officers and personnel who have specialized knowledge in VVIP security.

The Indian Prime Minister is visiting Sri Lanka to participate in UN Vesak celebrations.

Indian media stated that the Inspector General of Police noted that special attention will be given to security during the Indian Prime Minister’s visit and that there will be no room for acts of sabotage.

Meanwhile, President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari will also be arriving in the island to take part in UN Vesak celebrations.  

Nepali Media stated that President Bhandari, who will be in the country from the 12th until the 14th, will take part in the official opening ceremony of the International Vesak day with President Maithripala Sirisena.

President Bhandari is also expected to hold official discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena during her visit.

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