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A recent advertisement featuring a Policeman has made the Police Department to strictly enforce the existing laws, which require the entertainment industry to request permission for the use of the Police Uniform.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said that he had lodged a complaint with the Fort Police today against the advertisement which allegedly ridiculed Policemen.

Legal action would be taken against the producer and the actors of the advertisement, he said.

ASP Gunasekara said the advertisement humiliated the Department which was established to protect and enforce the law.

“This is not the first time such an incident has taken place. It has happened on many occasions,” he said.

The Spokesman said the Department would enforce existing laws.

“Any production which humiliates the Department is punishable under the Police Penal Code 84. Therefore, unauthorised use of the Police uniform or a dress similar to Police uniform is a punishable act. A person could be remanded for three months for violating this law,” he said.

Permission would need to be sought from the IGP or the Ministry of Law and Order for the use of Police uniforms in any production in the future, he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
 

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  • Goda Yata MaGic Wednesday, 02 December 2015 05:23 PM

    LOL!!! What a Joker!

    Thugs Killers Wednesday, 02 December 2015 06:45 PM

    Who are attractive thugs cloths ?

    Mm Wednesday, 02 December 2015 07:11 PM

    They them selves to a good job humiliating them selves!

    ravin Wednesday, 02 December 2015 09:01 PM

    Is so called Police Dept involved in protection and enforcement the law Then why a DIG was sentenced to gallows for murder recently

    cheran krish Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:34 PM

    Are these guys really joking? what if we want to have a police role in our cinemas and drama? can we dress them with saree instead , if they put restriction such as this? Can they really restrict such things? can anybody clarify this so called Police Penal Code 84?

    xfernando Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:15 AM

    The Penal Code 84 is still being written!

    Fernando Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:34 AM

    First take action against police officers and their superiors who disgrace the police uniform by acting like common criminals. They have done more damage to the police force than anybody else.


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