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IGP takes steps to minimise difficulties faced by public

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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)

  Comments - 9

  • rumi Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:10 AM


    raymond Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:23 AM

    The carbon copies should be legible. Make sure you have high quality carbon paper etc

    ashley Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:23 AM

    Brave move, there are more changes to be made in the police department, at least this move really better

    Job well done IGP

    Fred Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:08 PM

    Thank you Sir. It's very heartening to know that you are taking steps to make the Police Station a more people friendly place. This is one step. May you get more ideas like this and also the strength to implement them. May God bless you.

    rajiv Thursday, 23 February 2012 04:45 PM

    1st please make facility where traffic fines can be made at a post office without his or her license taken as security. When you dont trust the driver the driver does not trust you. Therefore please learn to trust others. Each Police station should be provided with a computer and they should update this through the computer with ICT help.

    sena Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:18 PM

    also enforce law on everyone equally

    Wasantha Dharmaratne Friday, 24 February 2012 02:09 AM

    Judicious and praiseworthy initiative indeed.

    AMT Friday, 24 February 2012 02:29 AM

    Thanks for your good suggestion of giving a clear carbon copy instantly. This will also prevent the policeman to make any changes to the complaint, that was made!

    perera Friday, 24 February 2012 05:14 AM

    let us wait and see. the proof of the pudding is in the eating. talk is cheap and hope he is not following politician tactics

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