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Women shouldn’t be deprived of earning the recognition they deserve

18 February 2021 05:52 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka’s first female Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Bimshani Jasin Arachchi yesterday said that people should give up the false belief that women are incapable of reaching the higher ranks of the police because they are unable to do what is perceived to be ‘male’ work.

Commenting on the move by a group of male police officers who had filed a fundamental rights petition at the Supreme Court seeking the annulment of her appointment, Jasin Arachchi said many female police officers have proven that they can handle tough police operations just like men.

“As a police officer, our job demands long and uncertain hours of duty and many risks. Many hold a false belief that women can’t perform like men. But, our women officers work long hours and they have engaged and are willing to be involved in frontline work. They have joined the police because they liked the profession and knowing all the aspects of police work, including criminal investigations,” she said.

Sri Lankan Constitution has emphasised that individuals are subjected to the same laws in the same measure. DIG Jasin Arachchi added that regardless of the sector, women should not be deprived of earning recognition they deserve.

The hearing of the petition that seeks a ruling that the promotion of DIG Jasin Arachchi, violates their fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution and that the illegal promotion be revoked, has been scheduled for May 18. (PIYUMI FONSEKA)

32 Male SSPs against one female DIG

  Comments - 13

  • Kadiya Thursday, 18 February 2021 07:08 AM

    Well said sir! It is also said that if you want anything said, ask a man(Men only talk) and if you want anything done, ask a woman(She gets things done)!

    Asanka Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:10 AM

    Wishing you all the best, Madam. You are a great example for females and for males.

    German Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:16 AM

    Can not believe she has to defend herself. It should not be a topic for discussion at all. Ofcourse she is capable!

    FF Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:29 AM


    Patriot Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:33 AM

    It is the duty of every right thinking man to uphold the dignity of every woman.

    Dee Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:34 AM

    You are serving for the wrong country Mam!

    Sanje Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:54 AM

    well said

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 18 February 2021 09:51 AM

    These 32 SSP's are what is commonly called 'chauvinist pigs'. They are those who have fallen from the sky and considers having to salute a woman is below their dignity. Damn hypocrites.

    Jude Thursday, 18 February 2021 10:37 AM

    You show them girl, make all Lankan women proud !!

    Waco Thursday, 18 February 2021 10:56 AM

    Those men with “ Big Bellies “ cannot take Bribes , when Lady Officers are there. We are with you Madam.

    varuna Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:16 PM

    The 32 male officers fighting against the appointment of a female DIG ought to know that all of them were protected and cared for inside the womb of a "female" (i.e. mother) for ten months before seeing the light of the world. Let all patriarchies understand this...

    Manoj Thursday, 18 February 2021 02:43 PM

    These 32 SSP's should be made work under her, and to salute her day in day out.

    C.l.peiris Thursday, 18 February 2021 04:49 PM

    Coagulation Officer I know you would do a great service to the country

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