Local News Update: Having restructured and renewed the Community Policing Programme in order to cater to the contemporary requirement for a secured country, The Inaugural Ceremony of the Pilot project of “Surakimu Lanka – Police Vigilant Committee” which will be launched Islandwide, was held on December 24, 2019, at Viharamahadevi Park. Mr. C. D. Wickramaratne – Acting Inspector General of Police, was the Chief Guest of the occasion.
77 Community Policing Areas in Colombo North, Colombo South, and Colombo Central Police Divisions are divided into 201 sub-areas and Police officers are assigned to perform duties in relation to community policing. Bicycles were distributed among 77 Police officers of Community policing. Those Police officers will perform full-time duty within the Community Policing area they are assigned.
Ven. Prof. Medagoda Abhayatissa, the Chief incumbent of Sunethra Devi Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Mr. T. M. W. D. Tennakoon, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Western Province, Traffic, Environmental and Community Policing, Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Colombo Range, Western – North Range, Western – South and Kalutara Range, Police Officers in charge of Police Divisions, Headquarter Inspectors/ Officer in charge of Police Stations and a large number of Community Policing committee members participated in this ceremony.