President instructs security divisions not to close roads to facilitate VIP movements causing obstruction to general public

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions not to close roads in any way causing obstruction to the general public in order to facilitate easy and free movement of VIPs and their convoys.

The President paid attention in this regard during the Cabinet meeting held, yesterday (21).

The President has given these instructions taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the public due to the closure of roads to facilitate VIP movements.

Accordingly, the relevant authorities have been informed to apprise the VIP security personnel in this regard, and to move the vehicles of the VIPs in a manner which would not obstruct the general public.