31,500 Police officers promoted
A regularized procedure has been introduced for appointments and promotions of Police officers at executive grade.
Appointments and promotions at the Department of Police did not carried out in a proper manner in a due time frame for a long time and this latest initiative is a result of directions given by President Maithripala Sirisena.
The National Police Commission has approved the new procedure related to appointment and promotions and will be implemented in the near future.
Steps have been taken to introduce a new methodology for appointments and promotions of secondary officers at the Department of Police too.
Preliminary actions are underway to promote 31,500 Police officers from Constables to Sub Inspectors of Police. These officers who were denied promotions for a long time will be promoted in several stages.
These were revealed during a meeting between President Sirisena and senior official at the Department of Police held at the Presidential Secretariat today (19).
Welfare of the Police officers at the lower ranks was discussed at a length and the attention was drawn to recruitment’s to vacant positions at the Department such as Management Assistants, Office Assistants and Translators. Progress of the construction of the Police Training College in North was also reviewed.
Discussions were focused on the construction of the Police Headquarters in Fort.
Attention was drawn to include 25,000 Police officers who laid their lives for the country during the armed struggle with the LTTE to “ApiWenuwenApi” fund and build a housing scheme for the benefit of their families.
Acting Minister Buddhika Pathirana, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major Gen. Shantha Kottegoda, Acting Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickremarathe and senior officers at the Department of Police were also joined the discussion.