A huge clean-up programme was inaugurated in the Colombo North area yesterday initiated by the officer in charge of the Modera Police, CI Prasad Siriwardane.
Over 500 volunteers participated in this clean-up programme which covered all the roads and by-lanes in the Bloemendhal, Modera and Matttakuliya areas.
All roads and lanes were cleaned of debris and other garbage in order to provide easy identification of any suspicious articles.
The clean-up of the Mattakuliya area was coordinated by OIC Mattakuliya Police IP J. P.M.C. Jayalath.
At a discussion prior to the clean-up, CI Siriwardana highlighted the need for roads to be cleaned of garbage and other obstructions which could be used to conceal explosive material. The support and cooperation of every resident is crucial, Siriwardane added.