- The Police Headquarters is currently maintained in three buildings which are more than 100 years old
By Sandun A Jayasekera
The Cabinet on Monday granted approval to construct a new Police Headquarters at Bellantota in Pepiliyana at a cost of Rs. 10 billion, Minister Gammanpila said.
The Police Headquarters is currently maintained in three buildings which were more than 100 years old in the middle of the road connecting the York Street and the Chaithya Road, and being housed in rented buildings by the Civil Administration Office and several other divisions due to lack of space at the premises. Although the approval had been given at the Cabinet meeting held on July 11, 2012 to construct the Police Headquarters Complex in Mirihana, necessary steps had not been taken.
Under these circumstances, a land in extent of almost14 acres located at No. 142, Bellantota Junction, Attidiya Road, Dehiwala on the Pepiliyana Main Road that belongs to the Sri Lanka Police has been identified as the most suitable location for the construction of the Police Headqua1ters Complex. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal tabled by the Minister of Public Security.