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DIG instructs police to be armed on duty

DIG, Western Province-North, Vas Gunawardena, has instructed the officers at police stations in the Gampaha District to carry their arms when going out on duty, police sources revealed.

Ceylontoday, 2013-04-25 01:59:00
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DIG instructs police to be armed on duty

by Gihan Kamalesh Weerasinghe

DIG, Western Province-North, Vas Gunawardena, has instructed the officers at police stations in the Gampaha District to carry their arms when going out on duty, police sources revealed.

The order has been issued after the assault by the Gampaha Mayor on a police officer, attached to the Traffic Branch, Gampaha Police, who was on duty.

Accordingly, police officers are instructed to carry their weapons (pistols, side-guns and revolvers) when they go out on duty and be allowed the use of arms when necessary (according to police regulations).

The DIG has issued weapons to police stations in Gampaha, Negombo and Kelaniya Police Divisions through the SPs of each police division.

When the policeman was assaulted, there was a police sergeant present at the scene. Under the circumstances, the two police officers have asked for a transfer to another police station, from the DIG. They have been transferred to the Peliyagoda Police.

The same police sources revealed some high ranking police officers at the Gampaha Police Station had not held the inquires properly with regard to the assault by the Gampaha Mayor on the police officer.

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