The 68th Independence Day celebrations will be held at the Galle Face Green on February 4, officials at the Ministry of Public Administration and Management said last week.

Accordingly, all preparation activities are in the process of being planned by the relevant officials and would be finalized during the next few days.

The Police in the meantime said that it was yet to receive the programme schedule for the Independence Day celebrations to map out the security arrangements on the day. “We will reveal the security arrangements once we receive the schedule,” Police Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said on Friday.