Police service to be modernised

The Sri Lanka Police Department will be modernized by amending existing traditional methods.

The Cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by the Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara in this regard.

As per the proposal a steering committee will be appointed to design a project to monitor and implement the overall modernization of the Police, prioritizing the Traffic and Road Safety Division.

The Sri Lanka Police is a leading body empowered to ensure the safety and security of the public and to maintain law and order. It also provides multiple services to people across the country.

It has been identified that the Police Department needs to be modernized by changing the existing traditional methods.

Under the necessary changes, it has been identified that the traffic handling process should be made effective and efficient through modern methods.

In particular, priority has been focused on streamlining the work of the Police Traffic and Road Safety Division using digitization solutions to reduce existing traffic congestion in urban areas. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. First and foremost, the government must computerised the police department. Once you type the NIC number, every detail about the person should come up. All entries must be computerised, and connected to entire police stations in the county. Fingerprint also important once a person is got involved in a crime, because people will use different names to trick the police by providing multiple documents issued by local and foreign authorities.

    • There also needs to be a facility for the electronic (eftpos) payment of bribes to the OIC’s of all police stations. And procedure established for the equitable distribution of funds to the members of each police station.

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