President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with senior police officers at the Presidential Secretariat where he instructed police to behave unbiasedly on the upcoming Presidential poll. The meeting also discussed the police department’s longstanding issues and established a better quality police service.
Discussions were also held on the distribution of priority to health screening programs for policemen, the immediate recruitment of physicians to tackle the shortage of physicians in police clinics, and the elimination of salaries and grading anomalies for Sri Lankan Police Executive Grade Officers. Progress was also discussed on a program to reduce extortion and the use of mobile phones in prisons.
Yesterday (27) the President held talks with senior police officers in the Presidential Secretariat. The meeting was held on the initiative of the President to tackle long-standing issues and review the progress made by the Police Department in establishing a better quality police service.
The President convened the monthly meeting and reviewed the progress of the decisions taken at the last meeting. Discussions were also held on the allocation of priority to health screening programs for officers, the immediate recruitment of doctors to address the shortage of doctors in police hospitals, and the elimination of Sri Lankan Police Executive Grade Officers ‘ salaries and grading anomalies.
Also discussed were the progress of a program to reduce extortion and the use of mobile phones in prisons. Attention was also drawn to the risk of drowning in the ocean around tourist hotels in close proximity to sea. Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne and senior DIG, DIG, and senior police officers were also present on this occasion.