Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Community policing in South Asia

This article reviews a variety of community policing initiatives in South Asia, focusing especially on how information and communication technology (ICT) are utilized in developing countries. It concludes that the approach can lead to “trust-building, and improved police efficiency in reducing crime, … Continue reading

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One size doesn’t fit all

This policy brief identifies 4 scenarios with different implications for police reform in post-conflict situations. Experts stress the importance of taking local circumstances into account, but it is not always recognized — “in mission after mission … training programs have been … Continue reading

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Road traffic injuries in developing countries

This article discusses the impact of traffic crashes in developing countries, where poor infrastructure, weak regulation, and risky behavior contribute to high levels of serious injury and death. One expert notes, “Other fields, like infectious diseases, have done a great … Continue reading

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151st anniversary of Sri Lanka police

This column by Sri Lanka’s superintendent of police recognizes the 151st anniversary of the country’s police service, which was formally established on 3 September, 1866, and provides some official history. The service now has 87,000 officers attached to 484 stations, … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka PM calls for police university

In a speech to police leaders from several South and Southeast Asia nations, the prime minister of Sri Lanka said “the need of the hour is to establish a Police University.” He cited terrorism, international crime, and “globalization, the development … Continue reading

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Community policing as a catalyst for change

This new report from the Asia Foundation discusses efforts to implement police reform in Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste. It emphasizes tailored “best fit” solutions rather than generic “best practices”and views community policing as an entry point to wider democratization.

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Progress in Sri Lanka

This press release from The Asia Foundation reports community policing progress in Sri Lanka since 2009 and identifies five basic ingredients being used — bicycle patrols, mobile police services, community policing forums, awareness campaigns, and complaint mechanisms.

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