Parking prohibited near schools

All vehicles will not be permitted to park near or in the vicinity of schools from 1 p.m onwards tomorrow (05) the Police have said.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara stated during a media briefing that due to security risks and to ensure the safety of students, vehicles including school vans and buses will not be permitted to park near Colombo schools.

Gunasekara specified that special parking areas will be designated for the respective schools.

Additionally, the Police and security personnel are to conduct search operations around schools tomorrow (05) and will be focused mostly on Colombo schools.

The Police spokesman further stated that tight security will be in place at schools around the country once they re-open for the second term.