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HSZ To Be Removed?

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised the Attorney General to look into annulling the gazette notification which he had earlier issued declaring several areas as high security zones.

Sources close to President Wickremesinghe said he has taken this decision as some economic experts have informed him that high security zones affect the businesses adversely.

The gazette notification is to be repealed after the President returns from his twin tours to Japan and the Philippines.

According to informed sources, a new alternative plan will be introduced to ensure security in Colombo. This will be implemented with the help of intelligence units.

The President declared some areas in Colombo as high security zones a few days ago following advice by some defence experts. (Yohan Perera)