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The Police today introduced a special set of guidelines for devotees who go on Sri Pada pilgrimage which starts on December 16.

The police said that they expected a large number of local and foreign devotees and observers during the pilgrim season that begins with the Full Moon Poya Day of December and ends on 2014 May Full Moon Poya Day.

Alcohol has been restricted.

Police requested that pilgrims, including drivers of their vehicles, not to use liquor, to behave well and to wear appropriate attire and not to bring any musical instruments.

The Police also asked the parents and guardians to place identification tags on little children.

Police requested the devotees to use the road from Hatton, Norwood, Maskeliya via Nallathanniya when reaching the mountain and to use the road Maussakele, Norton Bridge via Hatton-Colombo road on return.

“Refrain from using waterfalls, rivers and streams identified as unsafe,” the Police said.

The Police had also introduced an emergency telephone number 051-2225063 to reach in case of an emergency. (LSP)
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  • tony Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:41 AM

    IT IS YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH YOUR BACK

    Terrence De Silva Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:39 AM

    ALCHOHOL RESTRICTED TO GENERAL PUBLIC ONLY, POLITICIANS ARE PERMITTED TO SELL AND REVEL

    ANTON Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:56 AM

    NAGINDA YANA ME NADETA, GUIDELINE WALA SARANAY....

    lkboy Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:11 AM

    But police does not check for alcohol. I think they must start checking, otherwise no point.

    Adam and Eve Wednesday, 11 December 2013 09:48 AM

    YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH MY BACK will be the results for Alcohol

    Tony Montana Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:34 AM

    What about polithine bags.

    mikee Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:40 AM

    Dear Police, Could you please clearly explain what do you mean by "Alcohol restricted" !!!

    Sukumar Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:12 AM

    Yeah. More than anything else, polythene, sili sili bags etc., should be banned.


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