Eight women ASPs promoted as SPs

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Eight women Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) have been promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) with effect from February 20 by the National Police Commission (NPC), Police said today.

Police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said IGP Pujitha Jayasundara had recommended the promotions based on their service period and skills.

Accordingly, State Intelligence Service ASP A.G.N.D. Senevirathne, Fraud Investigation Bureau ASP S.A.R. Jayasundara, Bribery and Corruption ASP W.J. Padmini and Criminal Investigations Department ASP R.A.D. Kumari were promoted to the rank of SP.

Meanwhile, ASP D.S. Periyapperuma of the Police Headquarters, ASP H.W.I.S. Muthumala of the CID, ASP P.J.M. Ariyasena of the Kelaniya Division and ASP M.M.L.R. Amarasena of the Child and Women Bureau were also promoted to the rank of SP.

NPC Secretary, Ariyadasa Cooray, said the women ASP officers were promoted to the rank of SP following the establishment of a combined carder of ASP’s and SP’s. He said previously there were only two SP positions for women.

Earlier, the NPC said there were 11,000 women employed in the force but they could only legally appoint two to the positions of SP.( Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 11

  • samantha Sunday, 26 March 2017 07:33 AM

    Nearly all of them seem to be Matarians... and I thought Mahinda was no longer in charge.

    Sarra Goyya Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:37 AM

    So, can we expect the FIRST FEMALE IGP in the near future?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:58 PM

    Unfortunately, many in the Sri Lankan Police are far from the competency and professionalism this same Police had 50 to 60 years ago.

    aravinda Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:12 PM

    This is something long overdue. Excellent decision taken by Sri Lanka Police. Best of luck to our new SPs.

    ceylon Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:40 PM

    do the job according to law.rank and promotions are not making much effect if not follow law. via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:21 AM

    It is a human rights violation against women that they can only reach the rank of an SP. When will we finally have a female IGP?

    lkboy Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:41 PM

    Very good. they deserve.

    Manel Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:04 PM

    Have more females in Parliament too.

    Godaya Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:17 PM

    Well deserved. Women should be able to reach the top in the Police if they can do so in virtually every other field.

    Burt Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:37 PM

    Hope they will do a better job than the female politicians that walked into parliament from the silver screen. For sure these women were not promoted for their looks. That's a good thing.

    citizen silva Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:46 PM

    Police commission must have woman Ombudsman to attend grievances of women police officers.


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