Saturday, 09 November 2013 - 13:00
20,000 strong police force deployed for CHOGM
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will commence from tomorrow.
Although the Heads of Government meeting commences on the 15th, the Youth Forum and the Public forum will commence tomorrow.
The Youth Summit will be held in Hambantota and the Public Forum will be held in Hikkaduwa.
Chairman of the National Youth Services Council Lalith Piyum Perera stated that representatives from 41 countries will participate at the Youth Summit.
This is the highest participation ever recorded for a commonwealth youth summit.
Meanwhile, as delegates arrive for the summit, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that 20,000 personnel will be deployed on assuring safety during the summit.