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President directs AG to re-study High Security Zones gazette

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the Attorney General to look into the necessary measures to invalidate the gazette that was issued naming several special areas in Colombo as High Security Zones (HSZs).

The President has given instructions to the relevant departments of the Public Security Ministry to remove these high security zones and prepare a special security programme by coordinating with the Intelligence Agencies instead.

The President recently issued the gazette naming High Security Zones based on the facts and recommendations presented by a group of high level officials of the Ministry of Public Security. A group of economic experts has informed the President that due to this gazette publication, business activities in the central economic zone of Colombo may be affected.

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