Flood-hit city faces
As peace talks between the Government and the LTTE
are being held in Geneva, security in several key positions in Colombo
and suburbs has been beefed up in view of a possible terrorist attack.
Security near military establishments including
the Air Force Headquarters and other important installations in
Colombo were strengthened.
New road blocks and checkpoints were put in place
at close distance in the city and its suburbs. Vehicles entering
the capital were also closely scrutinized at the main entry points.
Traffic in many roads which has been already affected
due to heavy rains and flooding was worsened with the deployment
of additional security measures.