Over 12,000 security personnel deployed at churches; highest security in Negombo

More than 12,000 police and armed forces personnel have been deployed to provide security to all churches for the Easter Sunday service, Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said 9,356 police officers, 146 STF personnel and 2,542 members of the Tri Forces have been deployed to provide security.
The DIG said security has been provided to 111 churches in Negombo, 101 in Chilaw and 98 in Batticaloa.