Senior DIGs will run the show - IGP
April 22, 2016 03:07 pm
Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujitha Jayasundara today said that the Police Department will be identified by the name “Sri Lanka Police” from here on out and that their new vision is a professional police based on intelligent information.
The IGP was addressing his first press conference since assuming duties, at the Police Headquarters in Colombo.
Jayasundara said that the police will undergo restructuring in dormant areas and the proper selection of suitable individuals.
Our new vision is a professional police based on intelligent information while our vehicle will be civil security committees, he said.
The IGP also said that he will no longer hold press conferences or give interviews for newspapers and that the media will be handled solely by the Police Media Spokesman.
“This is the first and the last for the media. Hereafter no press conferences, hereafter no articles for the papers and only the media spokesman will be there with the advice of the former media spokesman Ajith Rohana.”
He said that the media will be informed regarding the progress of investigations only when deemed necessary and that, however the police will always be genuine to them.
“The Senior DIGs will run the show. Investigation will continue and you (media personnel) will be informed of the progress whenever wherever it is necessary.”
“But for the media, we all as a team will be very genuine to you,” he said.
He also heaped praise on the incumbent Minister of Law and Order, calling him “an asset” for the police.
“Sagala Ratnayake is an asset for the Sri Lanka Police. I have never come across a practical and sensitive and a direct, disciplined minister like him.”
The IGP said that this is the best time to develop the country’s police and that the police will only engage in police work.
“Police will only do the police work. Let the other people do their work.”