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Police force will be increased to 100,000: Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara

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The Police Force that remains currently at 80,000 personnel will be increased to 100,000 to fight crimes in a more successful and vigorous manner, Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara said.

The Government would also increase salaries of Police personnel shortly and much delayed promotions to ASPS would be given before the end of 2020,he added.

“In the Police Department, 90% officers are honest, corruption free and duty bound. But we have about 10% of black sheep and they tarnish the good image of the Police Department .i will try my best during my tenure to make the Police Department 100% clean, efficient and highly professional ,” minister Weerasekara noted.

Minister Weerasekara said that the Government was fully committed to wipe out all forms of crime in the country and to do that the Police Department had to be further strengthened.

“In the new look police force, all policemen must be technology savvy.

For instance we have in mind to provide policemen on the beat a smart phone enabling him to download data of an offender like a picture of the law breaker, vehicle he or she travels, name and address and other personal information enabling the Police to take legal action quickly and easily,”minister Weerasekara stressed.

He also said with the increased number of policemen in a police station, the time a policeman serves outdoor could be reduced.

One of the priorities of the Police Department under his purview would be to find a sustainable solution to the ever increasing traffic congestions, in particular in Colombo, he said. Commenting on the killing of a policeman at Kobeigane by illegal sand miners, the Minister said charges will be framed against the killer under the charge of first degree killing or pre-meditated murder. We have no mercy on this criminal who killed a policeman while on duty and all possible measures will be taken to give him the maximum punishment possible under the law,”minister Weerasekara said. (SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA)

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  • Mark MyWord Wednesday, 02 December 2020 07:39 AM

    Good, 100.000 jobs for Nil Balakaya youth regiment blokes.

    D. Weerasinghe Wednesday, 02 December 2020 10:34 AM

    Why not try to improve quality of the force. Provide them with basic fasilities to conduct inquiries independantly with out political interferance. The biggest problem faced by police is that the the law is not equal all citizens. Better to address these issues first.

    Gratiaen Hewa. Wednesday, 02 December 2020 10:31 AM

    Dear Sir, I appreciate all your planned strategies in upgrading the prevailing standard of the Police Force especially granting all stagnant Promotions of ASPP. Thank you Sir.

    Anura Hettiarachchi Wednesday, 02 December 2020 10:41 AM

    We expected, you would say "we make the country more and more law and order compliant", so that the need for enforcement officers become less and less.......... As a layman I could be more qualified to hold your post

    Mohammed stayed Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:43 AM

    UK with 68 Million has 125,000 police officers including transport police. Less than 2% are fire armed. Do We Sri Lankas with 21 Millions need 100,000 police officers (Sir) with 100% fire armed and corrupt.

    VJ Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:43 AM

    So we are going to see a big rise in crimes? We will need another minister for crime fighting.

    Resde Aswe Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:48 AM

    That's a increase of 19,999 more corrupted officers with guns in society.

    Sinna Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:31 PM

    Hope the minister will distribute new appointments fairly

    Nihal Dharmatileke Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:43 PM

    Increase the salaries of police personal give them better facilities pay their payments on time , without job satisfaction nothing will get done.


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