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VIP security for visiting Bohra chief & followers

Defence secretary - Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne has said that VIP security will be provided to the chief of the Dawoodi Bohra community - His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and 45 followers, after their arrival in Sri Lanka.

Speaking to the 'Aruna' newspaper, the defence secretary had said, "This is the Chief of the entire global Bohra community...  Therefore, special security measures will be provided."

It is said that the security detail of the visiting Bohra community will fall under SIS chief - Maj. Gen. Jagath Alwis.

They are to undergo a two-week quarantine in Bandarawela after their arrival.

However, Jayanath Colombage – Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations has said they are yet to be informed as to when the group will arrive.