Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

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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Scottish aid in Sri Lanka criticized

This article reports the likely extension of a contract by which the Scottish Police College provides training to police in Sri Lanka. Human rights activists allege ongoing police abuses in Sri Lanka and criticize Scottish authorities for failing to insist … Continue reading

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