156th Police Day celebrated


The 156th Police Day celebrations began on Saturday (3), at the Police Field Force Headquarters and will continue until 10 September.

Arrangements were made to hold the celebrations with the participation of the President, Prime Minister and the Speaker. The celebrations will include a guard of honour, parades by the Mounted Police, Special Task Force and official Police Dog shows and many cultural elements.

Arrangements have been made to provide king coconuts to the patients at the Maharagama Apeksha Hospital on 5 September.

An awareness programme on road safety will be conducted for Defence college students on 5 September. Meanwhile, following the awareness programme stage drama is schedule to be held at the Police Head Quarters.

On 6 September an awareness programme on bus drivers’ health will be held at Gunasinghepura and Bastian Mawatha bus halt. Following the said programme, an awareness programme for the Motor Transport Commissioner’s Office, Werahara employees, bus and three-wheel drivers is scheduled to be held.

On 7 September an awareness programme will be held for cyclists in Colombo and luminous reflective stickers will be pasted on the bicycles.

On 8 September awareness programmes for school bus drivers will be held near the CR&FC grounds.

On 9 September an awareness programme for cyclists and motorcyclists around the Tower Hall, will be held.

On 10 September, a shramadana will be conducted at the Maligawatta hospital. Following, the said shramadana, breakfast will be provided to the patients at the hospital. In the meantime, many religious programmes will be held at several religious places to celebrate Police Day. (NV)