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IGP asks police in North to build houses for people there

18 August 2018 02:55 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The police officers stationed in the North are reportedly nonplussed and at a loss as to how they are to carry out the orders issued by Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara they should at least build one house each to be donated to people in the area.

Northern Province Senior DIG Roshan Fernando has taken initiative to instruct the police personnel under his command about request made by the IGP.

Already, housing construction has been undertaken in most areas of the country for the benefit of needy people. At the moment, 13 houses have been constructed in the area coming under the Vavuniya Police Division and 12 in the Mannar Police Division.

The Kilinochchi Police Division has constructed one house and the Mullaitivu Division another. The Northern Province DIG has expressed displeasure that no such work has been undertaken by the Police Divisions in Jaffna and Kankesanthurai.

All the 53 police stations have been ordered to complete at least one house each before December 31, 2018.

However, police sources in the North said they were in a dilemma as to how money could be raised to implement such housing projects. They said this could even lead police officers to solicit bribes from unlawful business operators such as timber racketeers and sand miners to build houses within the stipulated time.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 9

  • ravin Saturday, 18 August 2018 05:06 PM

    Forget lawful police work. Go in dusk , illegal sand mining, steal cement from construction sites, steal bricks or cements blocks from hardwear shops, all timber needed from illegal sawmills or steal from building sites, remove roofing from existing government buildings or steal building material corporation storages. Labour? ah arrest masons and carpenters for not doing anything wrong and forced labour. Oh do not forgot to get the building plan approved by the local authority at gunpoint. There you go every thing is there. Sure you can build minimum of three houses in each police area.

    Tinkiriya Saturday, 18 August 2018 05:55 PM

    First build the houses and businesses damaged in the recent racial riots. All of this violence was because the useless Police inaction and break down of law and order.

    Ceylon Saturday, 18 August 2018 06:32 PM

    May be a small mistake.igp said it to sp and dig ranks.constables and sargents cant take that much money.

    vithura Saturday, 18 August 2018 07:18 PM

    There is no need for the police to get involved in building houses, instead they should be asked to go out of their way to help the people in any non-financial manner. That would benefit the society as whole, win the trust of the locals and the would lead to the elimination of unsocial behaviour all round. Policing with consent should be at the centre of it all!

    Ranga Sunday, 19 August 2018 10:17 AM

    There are more matters to be done control the traffic all over the country.Police has really failed in their duty

    Lankan Sunday, 19 August 2018 11:16 AM

    All we want the police in the north to keep the law and order, if they maintained that the people themselves will build their houses and daily life!

    Labby Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:03 PM

    With Police funds?

    Waco Monday, 20 August 2018 08:10 AM

    Change the Name to read as " Department of Home and Community Services ".Your designation could be " Chief Co-Ordinator.

    Lal.Fernando. Monday, 20 August 2018 09:17 AM

    Dear Mr.IGPIsn't it the principle of a police officer to keep law and order? These officers are not capable of building houses.Have they got any accreditations as builders?I think Sir you have got your wires crossed. Let these officers do what they are trained to do that is POLICING.

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