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Over 2,700 suspicious temporary occupants residing in Colombo City: Police

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Special operations have revealed that a total of 2,746 suspicious temporary occupants have been residing in the Colombo City limits and Police are to verify their identities, Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon said.

The Western Province Community Police Division had launched a three-day operation on 14th,15th and 16th of January to gather information on all temporary residents residing in houses, business premises, institutions, government or private premises, construction sites, etc. within the Colombo Municipal Council area.

The operations were initiated with the aim of securing national security and eliminating crime and narcotic trade in Colombo.

Accordingly, more than 600 officers were deployed to gather information on residents and the establishments.
The public were requested to enter the correct information about the temporary residents of the area and hand it over to the relevant police officers or the relevant police station during the operation.

Senior DIG Thennakoon said that during the operation, the officers had gathered information on 106,126 temporary residents who were outside the Western Province and currently residing in the Colombo City.

He said 2,746 occupants, 1,852 male and 894 female, had failed to provide accurate information.

Also, the officers gathered information on 26,747 houses, business premises, institutions, government or private premises and construction sites.

The Senior DIG said that police officers in respective police stations were working to verify the identities of the suspicious temporary occupants again.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 


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  • Raj Tuesday, 18 January 2022 01:08 PM

    Real criminals will be waiting at door step to provide their credentials to the police. I guess they are real genuine criminals!

    janp Tuesday, 18 January 2022 01:11 PM

    Yes That's very TRUE Even Parliment Members FAMILIES TOO LIVING LUXURIOUS LIVES ILLEGALLY AT RESPECTIVE MANSIONS N AT PARLIMENT QUARTERS TOO PLEASE COUNT THEM ALSO

    Sambo Tuesday, 18 January 2022 01:34 PM

    Does this mean that people from other parts of the country cannot live in Colombo. The real criminal are in parliament.

    ravin Tuesday, 18 January 2022 01:45 PM

    Well, there are few nefarious and villainous characters travel in and out of city limits frequently. So far investigations into Borella church incident reveal same in according to public media news. Can it be higher than the number published?

    Gunapala Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:08 PM

    Are only permanent residents permitted to stay in Colombo and is this based on what law?

    joshua Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:10 PM

    There are 225 suspicious rogues in diyawannawa

    Sri Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:18 PM

    First arrest all those who looted public money . That will be more useful to this country .What a waste of time and money ?

    Ram Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:24 PM

    Good majority of the number could be catchers of all politicians. They would not have disclosed that fact to Police

    ACA Tuesday, 18 January 2022 02:25 PM

    All suspicious people in the world living in Colombo? I think Sri Lanka police and the minister is the most suspicious?

    Aran Tuesday, 18 January 2022 04:19 PM

    Well said,friends I found they were checking Colombo jaffna buses in the midnight harassing Tamil people,that is the...

    Kumar Tuesday, 18 January 2022 10:30 PM

    It is obvious, the government will keep finding large quantities of buried old ammo in the north, as it gets closer to the elections.


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