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* Sri Lanka police to arm police officers on duty
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 10:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 10, Colombo: Considering the safety of police officers on duty Sri Lanka Police Department has decided to arm all police officers with a pistol or a revolver while on duty, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said today.

The Police Department has taken this decision since the police officers continually faced violence when they engaged in duty in the recent past.

The Police Spokesman further said that the police officers had been instructed to use the firearm only at highly necessary occasions for their self-defense. The traffic patrolmen will also be armed with a personal weapon.

The Police Spokesman said that carrying firearms by police officers is normal in other countries as well.

A number of police officers were beaten, injured and killed in the recent past. Police Spokesman said that over 100 of such incidents were reported since June 2013.

Sri Lankan policemen carried assault rifles during the war but they were taken away after the end of the war in 2009.

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