COPA instructs Police to dispose of expired tear gas


The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has instructed Sri Lanka Police to get rid of the expired tear fuel in any respect police stations throughout all of Sri Lanka.

Senior cops who attended the assembly advised the COPA that the method to discard the expired tear fuel is already underway, assuring that these things would by no means be put to make use of once more.

Chaired by the committee’s chairman State Minister of Transport Lasantha Alagiyawanna, the COPA convened a gathering on Wednesday (April 26) with senior officers of Sri Lanka Police in attendance.

The assembly was organized to look at the Auditor Common’s report and present efficiency for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The COPA chairman additionally referred to as for a report on the measures taken to regulate public riots together with using tear fuel.

Additional, the committee instructed the senior officers that the subsequent proposed program of the police division be submitted to the COPA inside a month.

It was questioned as to why the advice given on this regard when the police division was referred to as earlier than COPA in 2016 is but to be carried out. Inspector-Common of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne said that since it’s troublesome to arrange a single info expertise system for the Sri Lanka Police, steps can be taken to introduce info expertise techniques in segments.

Accordingly, the police chief revealed {that a} new pilot mission is at the moment being carried out in Hatton and Nuwara-Eliya police stations the place particulars could be obtained from the submitting of a grievance to the standing of its court docket proceedings.

The COPA chairperson emphasised that it’s important to ascertain an info expertise system within the police division the place related info could be obtained instantly by integrating the motor transport division and different establishments. Accordingly, he instructed to provide a report on the present program and the proposed plan to the Committee inside a month.

Points similar to the shortage of feminine cops within the Sri Lanka Police have been additionally addressed. It was disclosed that there are 2419 feminine police constable vacancies and it was proposed to finish the stated vacancies within the yr 2023. Nonetheless, it couldn’t be achieved because of the present financial scenario.

The IGP stated that the standard context throughout the police power has been modified and the required reform program has been initiated to offer alternatives for girls to increased positions together with the put up of Inspector Common of Police sooner or later. He stated that because of this, a chance can be offered for the emergence of a future feminine Inspector Common of Police.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Safety, IGP and plenty of senior police officers have been invited to this occasion.

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