Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon is due to engage in an inspection tour of the Kahawaththa-Kotakethana area this evening.
According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakodi, the IGP will ascertain the ground situation in the area followed by discussions with area residents and law enforcement officials.
16 female murders were reported from the Kahawaththa area during the recent past, while rumours were also rife that an individual armed with a sharp object was roaming the area.
Subsequent to the turn of these events a tense situation was observed in the area.
Consequently the IGP took steps deploy Police Special Task Force personnel to the area in an attempt to bolster its security.