Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the new government’s aim is to provide required facilities sufficiently to enhance the quality of police service.
Sirisena added that the police has a vast responsibility in the process of building a better society to protect law and order in this country. “I trust the Police Department will be committed to fulfill that responsibility”, he said.
Sirisena made these remarks at a passing out ceremony of 406 Police Officers, held at Sri Lanka Police College in Kalutara Friday.
President Sirisena stated that the main responsibility of a government is to save the poor people of the country from poverty in the course of building moral society. “The aim of the new government is to save poor people from poverty and empower them economically. Contribution of every field including the police is required in that regard”, the President said.
Sirisena expressed his gratitude to the commitment displayed by the Police Department during the time of war. He also thanked for the contribution of the police in implementing of state policies for good governance, by protecting law and order in the country at present too.
Three Junior Assistant Police Superintendents, 186 of Junior Sub Police Inspectors, 15 of Junior Sub Police Inspectors for State Intelligence Service and 202 of Junior Police Constables passed out at this ceremony.
President Sirisena presented awards to those who demonstrated excellent skills.
Minister of Law and Order and Prisons Reform Mr. Tilak Marapana, Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Deputy Minister Priyankara Jayarathne, Member of Parliament Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order and Prisons Reform Mr. Jagath Wijeweera and Inspector General of Police Mr. N. K. Illangakoon participated in this occasion. President’s Media Unit 23. 10. 2015