‘Permits needed for New Year events’ | Daily News

‘Permits needed for New Year events’

Organisers of ceremonial and festive events during the New Year season must obtain approval from the Police Station and the Health Authorities in the relevant area, a senior SP in Kurunegala yesterday said.

Liquor consumption will go up during the festive season. Therefore, road accidents, clashes and accidents may also increase, he said.

Catholic churches have been provided with special security.

About 8,000 police and Army personnel will be deployed to protect churches during the Good Friday tomorrow and the Day of Lord Christ’s Crucifixion .

More Police and Army personnel will be deployed from April 5 to 20. About 14,000 security personnel will be deployed, he said.