Inspector General of Police (IGP) N.K. Illangakone has taken steps to minimise the difficulties faced by the public especially at police stations when they seek to take copies of certain documents filed by the police.
A number of complaints have been made that the police delays giving copies of complaints lodged by the public due to a person loses their National Identity Card, vehicle registration papers, passport, licence or when a minor road accident occurs.
Currently the Police Headquarters is printing a separate record book with carbon copies and a copy will be given to the complainant at the same time when the complaint is lodged, with regard to the incidents mentioned above.
A circular was sent to all police stations in the island by IGP Illangakone on Tuesday that when the printing of the book is over, each police station has to comply with the new law with immediate effect. (Supun Dias)