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09 Oct 2019 | 04:45 PM UTC

Sri Lanka: Rally to take place in Colombo October 10

Sri Lanka News Alert

Political rally to take place in Colombo on October 10; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Colombo). COUNTRY/REGION Colombo

Event

Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa will hold a campaign rally at the Galle Face Green in Colombo on Thursday, October 10. This will be Premadasa's first rally since his official confirmation as the United National Party (UNP) presidential candidate on October 3.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the rally. Similar rallies are possible over the coming weeks ahead of the November 16 presidential elections.  

Advice

Individuals in Colombo are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all political demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media.

 

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