Police render yeoman service to society – Speaker

posted on: 1-12-2014

Daily News – Monday, December 1, 2014

Thennakoon Bandara – Moneragala Daily News Corr:

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa unveiling the plaque to mark the inauguration of the new Police Building in Moneragala Police Station while Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sumedha G. Jayasena, Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Minister Jagath Pushpakumara and other Police officials look on. Picture by Thennakoon Bandara - Moneragala Daily News Correspondent
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa unveiling the plaque to mark the inauguration of the new Police Building in Moneragala Police Station while Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sumedha G. Jayasena, Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Minister Jagath Pushpakumara and other Police officials look on. Picture by Thennakoon Bandara – Moneragala Daily News Correspondent

Police officials render yeoman service to society as they directly involve in maintaining law and order of the country, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said.

He made this comment at a meeting after laying the foundation stone for a new police station building at Moneragala Police Station recently.

The Speaker said that people from different social strata seek the services of the Police so they should treat them alike sans their social status.

“It is the tendency to level various allegations to the police if they do not render their services in accordance to norms of the Police Service,” he said.

The Speaker said, even after their retirement, Police officials are respected by the public if they treat the people politely and listen to them patiently and fulfill their requirements.

He said, in the past Police officials had to render their service with a lot of impediments due to the war, but now with the dawn of peace, the government with the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa provides facilities to boost their service.

“I myself as a police officer experienced that the police have the ability to convert a common man into a notorious character or a socially accepted person,” he said.

The Speaker said, he learned punctuality and to develop his patience and discipline as a police officer and these qualities counted a lot as a Speaker to maintain law and order in Parliament.

He requested Police officials to render an honorary service with dignity to bring fame to the Police Department.

IGP N. K. Ilangakoon said the police service was linked to the civil society and it was the police officials who first attend to any calamity to support the people.

He said the government takes all measures to upgrade the police service and it had built many new Police stations and 15,000 Police quarters in the country.

Ilangakoon said the government launches various projects to develop the quality of the Police service.

The government allocated Rs. 60 million for the new building.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sumedha G. Jayasena and Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Minister Jagath Pushpakumara also spoke.

Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Shesheendra Rajapaksa, SDIG Lilith Jayasinghe, DIG Roshan Fernando, SP Lionel Gunethilaka, Moneragala Police Station OIC Vehitha Deshapriya and other Police officials also participated.

 

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