SECURITY MEASURES FOR THE SAARC SUMMIT

Just in case you did not receive this notice via email…

Starting FRIDAY 25/07/2008 vehicles and people entering the high security zone will be subjected to thorough security checks. (High security zone starts from Kollupitiya junction towards Galle face, Elephant house junction- slave island, York street ect…) vehicles entering the zone will need to obtain passes.

From TUESDAY 29/07/2008 no vehicles will be allowed to the high security zone at all. A shuttle service will be functioning for people to come in to the high security zone. (up to D.R. Wijewardena Mw- Lake House ) All vehicles will have to be parked out side the High security zone.

1st of August (Friday) will be declared as an official holiday. (subject to official confirmation.)

Train services will function only up to Bumbalapitiya from down south, and up to Maradana from the other side. Fort railway station will be closed.

There will be a shuttle service from Kollupitiya and Maradana Stations to Fort (up to D.R. Wijewardena Mw- Lake House ) No vehicles will be given authority to enter from there onwards.

Cash courier vehicles/ Document courier vehicles need to obtain separate passes through their respective companies.

Other high security areas declared will be areas near the BIA / BMICH/ and MOUNT LAVINIA. (as some delegates will be located at Mt- Lavinia Hotel)

Period concerned will be 25/07/2008 to 04/08/2008 (ending 4th midnight)

Colombo Pride 2008

July 1st- 3rd LGBT Film Festival at Barefoot
Time: 7-10pm

EQUAL GROUND launched its Adare Pata (Colours of Love) HIV/AIDS awareness
and prevention campaign at Colombo PRIDE 2008. The smart, colourful package
contains a condom, a sachet of lube and a leaflet with information on STI’s,
HIV/AIDS, testing centers and the correct way to use a condom.

Colombo PRIDE burst into stride with the hit Drag show “I have a Dream” last
Sunday – 29th June, at the Lionel Wendt. It played to a Standing Room Only audience and has
received rave reviews since.

Colombo PRIDE 2008 continues all of this week. for more information:

EQUAL GROUND, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-5679766/+94-11-2503977
Fax: +94-11-2507746
web:http://www.equal-ground.org
web Blog:http://equalground.wordpress.com

“Equality for all Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities: Human Rights
for everyone”