Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Parliamentary committee to set up an independent police commission in Sri Lanka
Fri, Feb 22, 2013, 11:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering the setting up of a parliamentary select committee (PSC) to study the need for an independent police commission in the country.

Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its report has recommended setting up of an independent police commission.

Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the issue of the independent commission for the police would be taken up at a PSC.

The Minister has made this comment in response to the controversy surrounding the transfer of a Deputy Inspector General of Police from the Moneragala District allegedly due to pressure from a government minister.

Media reports have said that Minister Sumedha Jayasena had complained to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) about DIG M.R. Latheef in the Moneragala District and called for his transfer from the area.

"If anyone exerts pressure on the Police, demanding the release of people involved in illegal activities its wrong. No one can exert pressure on the law enforcement authorities and if they do so the country's law will apply," Rambukwella has said.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Political parties in Sri Lanka reconsidering their support to President
-- [6 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police temporarily halt 10,000 transfers due to presidential election
-- [30 minutes ago]
Application for postal voting opens for Sri Lanka presidential elections
-- [48 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's first female bus driver on expressway holds a protest
-- [1 hour and 17 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Navy personnel accused of chasing away Indian fishermen
-- [8 hours ago]
Australia supports Sri Lanka's long term development - High Commissioner
-- [8 hours ago]
Election monitor in Sri Lanka dismayed by police inaction on election-related shooting
Sri Lanka opposition candidate says no foreign conspiracy behind decision to challenge President
Foreign conspiracy behind Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate, new ruling party secretary says
Cabinet reshuffle pending in Sri Lanka; Nimal Siripala de Silva likely to be named Prime Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.