Several areas in Colombo District declared high-security zones
September 23, 2022 07:02 pm
President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Sep. 23) issued a Gazette Extraordinary declaring several areas High-Security Zones in the Colombo District.
According to the communique, the Secretary to the Defence Ministry will act as the competent authority for the implementation of these orders.
No person will be allowed to conduct or hold a public gathering or procession on a road, ground, shore or other open area located within the High-Security Zones without the prior permission of the Inspector-General of Police or the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province.
Construction of a building, a temporary or permanent construction or an excavation within High-Security Zones will be allowed without the permit obtained from the competent authority for the said purpose in addition to the legal requirements which should be fulfilled by the person who intends to perform the aforementioned activities.
Each permit should specify the terms and conditions and the said construction or excavation should be performed subject to the said terms and conditions.
In addition, no vehicles will be allowed to be parked within High-Security Zones unless reserved for parking by the competent authority or under the power of a permit issued by an authority.
The High-Security Zones declares within the Colombo District are as follows:
Parliament Complex, Supreme Court Complex, High Court Complex in Colombo, Magistrate Court Complex in Colombo and Attorney General’s Department, Presidential Secretariat, President’s House, Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters and Police Headquarters, Defence Ministry and Sri Lanka Army Headquarters in Akuregoda, Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters in Slave Island and Prime Minister’s Office at Flower Road