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Security ensured for Vesak – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that the Security Forces are ensuring that the public can celebrate the Vesak festival in peace.

“I call upon all of you to celebrate this event in the next two days according to the guidelines given to us by the Mahanayake theros,” he said.

He was Speaking at a Vesak related event in Kolonnawa on Friday.

Wickremesinghe went on to say the Police and the Armed Forces have successfully pursued the perpetrators of the Easter Sunday attacks.

“Many persons involved in that terrorist network have been arrested,” he said.

He added that those responsible for the anti-Muslim communal violence on Monday are also being taken into custody.

The government has given instructions to the forces to ensure security, he said.

Armed Police and security personnel are present near temples throughout the country today.

Volunteers were checking worshippers as they entered the temple premises.

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