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We need a Police and Criminal Justice University: PM

9 August 2017 08:16 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday a proposal has been submitted to set up a Police and Criminal Justice University for the benefit of police personnel in the country.

The Prime Minister who was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony to discuss countering terrorism and transnational crimes that affect South and Southeast Asia, said the criminal justice system was paramount to strengthening law and order and enhancing the knowledge of our police personnel.

The event was organized by the International Police (Interpol) in collaboration with Sri Lanka Police Department had held at the BMICH. It was also attended by Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake, Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara, the Attorney General, the National Police Commission Chairman and senior police officers.

“Unlike the tri-forces the police lack the opportunity for research because of the unavailability of a university. Apart from police officers, the Attorney General's Department, the Bar Association and Customs and Immigration officers could also interact with a Criminal Justice University,” the Prime Minister said.

He said they were hoping to expand the scope of the university to transnational justice, rights and countering terrorism, which were some of the projects the government was working on.

The Prime Minister said once the Interpol audit was concluded, we should be able to increase the efficiency of the police cooperation in the region.

“There are new challenges that the police force had to face globally with globalization and development of technology had changed the nature of maintaining of law and order”, he said.

Senior officers from Police forces of seven countries in the South and Southeast Asian region including India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia and Philippines attended the conference.

The conference aims at expanding and developing the regional cooperation in countering terrorism and transnational crimes sharing experiences to enhance knowledge on law and order.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 6

  • ANTON Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:53 AM


    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:20 AM

    Absolute rubbish and a money waste. What is required is proper discipline, ethics, principles, practice of honesty with conscience taught as a subject from grade 1 onwards. The child should know how to live with respect and get respect. When this child becomes an adult and goes into society as a policemen, soldier, government servant or any blooming job, he or she will practice what he learnt continuously in school.

    KTS Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:43 AM

    The people are going through untold hardships and RW comes up with these stupid ideas when he is not jet-setting around the world on 1st class tax payer funded trips.

    ceylon Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:46 AM

    only taalk.empty talk.3 years as pm still you talk.all the big theives you and sirisena protectingwhile talking uselesly. via DM Android App

    yahiya Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:12 AM

    We need a parliament with out criminals.

    Pradeep Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:40 PM

    What we require is proper law and order in this country, educated and well trained police unlike the clowns we have on the streets today, and IGP who is worth his soul and finally a minister who can administer the law the and order in this country.

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