There will be drinking water and sanitary facilities for the public within easy reach. All restaurants and other places providing food and drinks will be checked from time to time by the Public Health Inspectors and Consumer Protection Authority officials to guarantee that they are hygienic and prices are reasonable. Also the Sri Lanka Transport Board and private sector commuter transport services have arranged special bus services connecting various parts of the country with Kandy.
Police patrols will be in operation to nab wrong-doers in the city of Kandy and neighbouring areas during the perahera. Police are to deploy a large number of Policemen and Policewomen in the area, assisted by specialized Police officers, along with Army personnel.
Ceylon Electricity Board officials and Water Supply and Drainage Board officials will be on alert in the event of power and water failures.
Local firefighters are also ready to attend to any urgent occasion.
A large crowd of volunteers from community and non-governmental organisations will be on duty to help the public, provide first aid and attend to their requirements. (ST/KH)