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::

* Sri Lanka police to establish a special unit to fight drug menace
Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 08:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police will establish a special police unit at each police station in the country to rev up the measures to curb crimes related to narcotics and other underground activities.

The Inspector General of police N.K. Ilangakoon has said the objective of these special police units is to prevent illegal activities such as bribery and corruption that are being carried out due to narcotic trade and other underground crimes.

Under the new initiative, special crime bureau activities that have been carried out under the police headquarters will be assigned to these special units, the IGP has told the state run radio.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Mahesh Perera has been appointed to take charge of the new crime bureau. Steps have also been taken to recruit 1,000 police officers.

The Police will also introduce an automated fingerprint system in order to identify criminals, the Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana meanwhile said.

The new system, developed by the IT Department of the University of Colombo, will be introduced next week, the spokesman said.

According to SSP Rohana information on over 370,000 criminals stored at the police department will be included in the database and the police will be able to confirm the records of criminals within minutes after issuing a police report.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Minister urges to switch off street lamps early to save energy as hydropower generation possible only until April
-- [37 minutes ago]
Government to pay compensation to victims of boat accident
-- [1 hour and 4 minutes ago]
Indian Cultural Centre presents A Musical Evening -Hindi Film Songs from 60's, 70's and 80's
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Indian migrant laborer charged with the murder of Sri Lankan in Malaysia
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
-- [3 hours ago]
Representatives of US Congress laud Sri Lanka's transformative process
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation increases to 6.5 percent in January 2017
-- [4 hours ago]
Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to decide on private universities issue after considering best interests of the country
Ceylon Chamber and GS1 Lanka hold workshop on using GS1 Standards in managing supply chains

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.