Public complaints against police officers:
New Provincial Directors for NPC soon
Plans are afoot to appoint new Provincial Directors to the National
Police Commission (NPC) to investigate public complaints against police
officers who contravene the law. This was hitherto handled by the Police
Department, a NPC Spokesman told the Sunday Observer.
The newly appointed Secretary to the National Police Commission
T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said the NPC will hold interviews next week to
recruit candidates for posts of Provincial Directors. “We hope to fill
these vacancies with Senior retired Sri Lanka Administrative officers
who have sufficient experience in handling such matters.” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Police Commission will be shifted from it
present venue at Rotunda Gardens Kollupitiya to the BMICH shortly.
The National Police Commission was reconstituted under the 18th
Amendment. The Chairman of the National Police Commission is Senaka
The Parliamentary Council which met this year approved the following
names proposed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to fill the vacancies.
Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, B.D. Dissanayake, Charmaine Madurusinghe, R.
Sivaraman, M.M.M. Mowjood and Newton Guneratne. One of the
recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission was
to reconstitute the National Police Commission. The earlier National
Police Commission set up in 2002 under the 17th Amendment to the
Constitution became defunct due to the failure to appoint new members
when its term expired in April 2009. The National Police Commission is
empowered with the task of transfers, disciplinary matters and issues
relating to police officers.