More facilities under govt to improve Police service

posted on: 9-12-2014

Daily News – 09 Dec 2014

Raja Waidyasekera – Tissamaharama Special Corr.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa at the new Police station at Walasmulla. Picture by Raja Waidyasekera Tissamaharama special corr

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa at the new Police station at Walasmulla. Picture by Raja Waidyasekera Tissamaharama special corr

The Police service is a noble profession. Their service must be provided to the utmost satisfaction of the people, said Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

He was addressing a meeting that followed the opening of the new Police station at Walasmulla established at a cost of Rs. 75 million (Nov 30).

The Speaker added that Police officers must be provided with all facilities to carry out their duties to the satisfaction of all. Therefore, the government spends a large sum of money to set up new Police stations and renovate old ones. “Police officers are vigilant and perform their duties 24 hours a day. Therefore, Police stations must be provided with the latest technology and appliances,” the Speaker said.

As the Police are rendering a yeomen service to the public, it is the bounden duty of the citizens to extend their fullest cooperation to enable them to render a dedicated service, he said. The Speaker said he himself was a Policeman and that his first appointment was to the Moneragala Police station. “The Police station at Moneragala was congested but we served the people utilizing limited resources,” the Speaker said.

“Most Police officials are carrying out their duties under trying circumstances due to congestion. There are more Police stations that should be developed,” he said.

There are reports of a few Police officers who engage in unruly acts. They must be brought to book and punished according to laws, the Speaker added.

The Speaker also said that Police officials must be people-friendly.

Law and Order Ministry Secretary Mahinda Balasooriya said the Police service started over a century ago in Sri Lanka. It was the bounden duty of the Police to render a dedicated service to the people, he said.

Police headquarters Administration Director Gamini Navaratna, Southern Region DIG C. D. Wickramaratna, Walasmulla Police OIC Shirantha Suwaris, DS Hambantota R.C. De Soysa, DS Walasmula S. Pathirana and SPC Chairman Somawansa Kodagoda were also present.

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