All temporary residents in Colombo must register with Police

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All temporary residents in Colombo and its suburbs should register with the nearest police station, Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon said.

He said those who have not included in the electoral registry should register with the Police.

Speaking to media after an illicit liquor brewery was raided in the Dompe area, Senior DIG said he expected to create a data base on temporary residents.  

The liquor brewery has been operated in a rented house.

Senior DIG Tennakoon said this programe would be beneficial to identify illicit liquor breweries, narcotics, underworld activities and to ensure the national security as well.(DSB)


  Comments - 13

  • DPerera Monday, 01 June 2020 03:45 PM

    Are the temporary residents include tourists? Will registering with police make any difference? Instead of asking temporary residents to register with police, police should go out catch those who are breaking narcotic and liquor laws.

    Sambo Monday, 01 June 2020 08:14 PM

    We are sick and tired of all these regulations that are brought up each day. Someone thinks of something they say make it a law and hassle the poor public and after 21 days its all forgotten.

    Raj Monday, 01 June 2020 08:41 PM

    The citizens of this country will never enjoy the freedom. Why must permanent or temporary residents be registered with police in the first place? Under what law is he creating this database? Do a police officer has the authority to create such a database? These types of decisions are usually made by cabinet and scrutinized by parliament.

    Joshua Monday, 01 June 2020 08:54 PM

    What a great idea. Only the genuine people will register and not these so called dealers, criminals etc. Waste of time

    Nalin Hewawasam Monday, 01 June 2020 09:38 PM

    Fully agree with Raj:Such Laws are made by the legislature ( an elected body_parliament ) implemented by The Police and not the viceversa

    Warren Raed Monday, 01 June 2020 10:23 PM

    There are many big and influential people who are not permanent residents of Colombo living in Colombo. Catch them if you can. I personally am not a permanent resident of Colombo and I will never obey your rule of law. All these are propaganda to aim for the next IGPs position. Former IGP also tried all these nonsense. Nothing produced any results.

    Mahila Tuesday, 02 June 2020 03:14 AM

    What category/classification do dual citizens come under? Permanent or Temporary? Please clarify

    Saman Tuesday, 02 June 2020 12:50 AM

    Develop a system where everyone regardless of perm or temp citizens of a specific city to update their perm and temp addresses every year on their birthday. This system can be accessed remotley from anywhere in the world. Credentials should be NIC last 6 digits and MMYYYY of birthday and a chosen password. ICTA must sit under MoD. Current cahir of ICTA must go. There's a lot of bullshit going down in our country mostly commited by the so called educated colombo cream which has a major backward impact on our economy and hnidaracne to the development of our nation. These people are selfish and dont want to agree with changes necessary so they can survive on the poor mans rupee.

    Nil Putha Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:46 AM

    Another rise to collect some thamasha. When registering the policeman will ask for the local MPs signed paper. The local MP will ask for a little something in his hand....

    Buddhist Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:30 AM

    First register the Chinese computer jil mart guys who are working with Pohottuwa.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:41 AM

    Have all the Chinese residents registered?

    Buddhist Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:41 AM

    Have all the Chinese residents registered?

    sam jj Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:27 PM

    Very good decision,all the foreigners who are living in this country illegally without a valid visa should be deported.

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