All checkpoints within the Colombo City are being removed from today. Police Media Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said sudden road barriers will be setup to crackdown on crimes.
The Police Media Spokesman said barriers were located at certain places within the city. He said the results achieved through this process are minimum as criminals are aware of the locations. Therefore they make every effort to evade such barriers. As such they planned to put into effect a new system instead of these barriers. He said that sudden road blocks will be established when necessary to ensure the security of the city. He added that this process is being carried out taking into consideration the peaceful environment prevailing within the city.