By Rose Kenny
Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella requested special security for the Traditional Kandy Perahera scheduled to be held next month.
He made this request from the Chair in Parliament yesterday stating that such security measures are required for the Kandy Perahera which is a vulnerable terrorist target. He also said it is very difficult to check each and every one who enters the city for the Perahera.
He said the Malwathu and Asgiri Maha Nayaka Theras had request the Defence State Minister and the government to implement a special security mechanism for the Kandy perahera. He added that as the Kandy Perahera is a historical event cannot be cancelled. However, he added that there are rumors being spread that terrorists are targeting the Kandy Perahera.