Minister orders enhanced security at Ratmalana Railway Yard

Transport, Highways and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, who was on an observation tour to the Ratmalana Railway maintenance yard yesterday ordered relevant authorities to take immediate measures to ensure the security of railway staff residing there and also protect its properties from thieves.

In a 34-acre area, which consists of 34 huge compounds that have been running since the British era, and which is considered to be one of the biggest resources, the Yard today has been threatened due to activities by thieves.

The minister visited the area yesterday in the company of Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoon and other senior police officers. The minister ordered to strengthen the security of the railway workers and the workplace and to prepare an urgent programme to protect public property from theft, fraud, corruption and threats.

At the same time, the Minister also gave instructions to implement a new security plan jointly with the Police and the Railways Department.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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