The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Security has focused its attention on terminating the service of police officers who have not fulfilled the required medical standards.
According to the Parliament of Sri Lanka, attention was drawn to this at the first meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Security held in Parliament last week (20) under the chairmanship of Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles.
The Members of Parliament who were present said that there are many officers in the police service who are not in good health condition for a long time and they do not engage in difficult duties following the submission of medical certificates. It was discussed at the meeting that some of these officers are not suffering from health problems and because of this, officers who are always performing their duties properly are getting inconvenienced.
Thus, the Inspector General of Police pointed out that there are about 4000 police officers who are not at a standard level of health condition for a long period of time. Accordingly, Minister Tiran Alles advised that the police department should prepare the necessary proposal regarding the removal of police officers who are not at a standard level of health condition for a long period of time and send it to the ministry.
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Also, the Inspector General of Police pointed out that a large number of police officers will retire this year and therefore there will be vacancies of about 16000 police officers this year.
The Parliament of Sri Lanka said also, there was a discussion on the reported incidents of police officers using drugs. Also, the committee focused on the implementation of the law regarding character assassination using the internet.
Also, the current situation of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, the Department of Registration of Persons, the Department of Immigration and Emigration the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations were also discussed.
State Ministers Hon. Jagath Pushpakumara, Hon. Lohan Ratwatte, Hon. Shantha Bandara, Hon. Mohan Priyadarshan de Silva, Hon. Janaka Vakkambura Members of Parliament Hon. Madhura Withanage, Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Hon. Chandima Weerakkodi, Hon. D. Weerasinghe, Hon. Asanka Navaratne, Hon. (Dr.) Gayashan Navananda and Hon. Upul Mahendra Rajapaksa were present at this meeting.