Police Chief N.K. Illangakoon has written to the Law and Order Ministry requesting approval to fill 3,276 vacancies in the Police Department.
Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said vacancies exist for 521 Inspectors, 52 women Inspectors, 1,861 Sergeants, 567 women Sergeants and 275 Sergeants in the driving division. These vacancies had arisen from December last year.
He said Police Chief had requested approval to fill the vacancies on a long-term basis based on seniority in service.
On approval by the National Police Commission, Sub Inspectors would be promoted to the rank of Inspectors while Police constables would be promoted to the posts of Police sergeants.(Darshana Sanjeewa)