4,227 Policemen on duty during Poson festival

Police says 4,227 Policemen will be on duty to ensure the safety of devotees visiting Anuradhapura and Mihintale for the Poson festival.

Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said a special security plan will be in place in several areas.

SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the special security plan in Anuradhapura and Mihintale will be segregated into ten zones while security will be ensured through traffic control, mobile patrols, motorbike patrols and Police guard dogs.

2,735 Policemen will be deployed for security purposes, 1,096 Policemen for traffic control, 246 Policemen in civil clothing and 150 Police Life Saving Unit personnel will be on duty.

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