Asia & South Pacific
- INTERPOL Colombo
Member since :
18 July 1950
Law enforcement in Sri Lanka falls under the jurisdiction of the Sri Lanka Police Service, a national police agency staffed by more than 89,000 men and women. Headed by an Inspector General of Police who reports to the Minister of Defence, the Sri Lanka Police Service is structured according to nine geographic provinces.
Responsibilities of the Sri Lanka Police Service:
- Crime prevention, detection and investigation;
- Security (public security, counter-terrorism, riot and crowd control, intelligence services, VIP security, bomb disposal, prisoner transport);
- Traffic control;
- Emergency services;
- Community policing (civilian complaints, youth violence and crime, community education and awareness).
Some of the Sri Lanka Police Service departments include:
- Presidential Security Division;
- Prime Minister Security Division;
- Ministerial Security Division;
- Information Technology Division;
- Mounted Division;
- Anti-riot Squad;
- Traffic Police;
- Police Kennels Division;
- Marine Division;
- Police Narcotic Bureau;
- Children & Women Bureau;
- Terrorist Investigation Division;
- Special Task Force;
- Tourist Police;
- Judicial Security Division;
- Diplomatic Security Division;
- Sri Lanka Police College;
- Police Hospital, Colombo;
- Police Academy;
- Police Public Relation Bureau;
- Physical Assets Management Division;
- Police Close Circuit Television Division;
- Special Investigation Unit;
- State Intelligence Service;
- Criminal Investigation Department.
Other Sri Lanka law enforcement agencies include:
- Sri Lanka Customs;
- Immigration & Emigration;
- Sri Lanka Navy;
- Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption;
- Forest Conservation;
- Excise Department.
Under the command of a Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Criminal Investigation Department is the national unit which investigates serious crime and organized criminal activity.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Sri Lanka is part of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the CID is also the Head of INTERPOL Colombo.
The Sri Lanka NCB places great emphasis on the importance of providing swift and efficient assistance to the investigations of its partner NCBs across the world, particularly with regard to the search for fugitives. INTERPOL Colombo staff can conduct investigations themselves and this helps to accelerate response times and boosts cooperation with partner countries.
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Red Notices 105
WASTHUDURAYALAGE SUSANTHA JAGATH Age today: 34 years old
ROHITHA Age today: 59 years old
Nationality: Sri lanka
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Nationality: Sri lanka
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Nationality: Canada , Sri lanka
- 17th Asian Regional Conference - 2002 - Colombo