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Sri Lanka


Law enforcement services in Sri Lanka are provided by the Sri Lanka Police Service (SLPS), a national police agency with a strength of more than 89,000 men and women. The force is headed by an Inspector General of Police who reports to the Minister of Defence.

SLPS mandate:

  • Crime prevention, detection and investigation;
  • National security (including counter-terrorism, public order, intelligence services, VIP security, prison transport services);
  • Traffic control;
  • Emergency services;
  • Community policing.

SLPS structure includes:

  • Children & Women Bureau;
  • Counter Terrorism;
  • Criminal Investigation Department ;
  • Diplomatic Security Division;
  • Judicial Security Division;
  • Marine Division;
  • Mounted Police
  • Police Kennels;
  • Police Narcotic Bureau;
  • President, Prime Minister and Minister Security Divisions;
  • Riot Squad;
  • Special Investigation Unit;
  • Special Task Force;
  • Sri Lanka Police College;
  • State Intelligence Service;
  • Traffic Police.

Other domestic law enforcement agencies include:

  • Sri Lanka Customs;
  • Immigration & Emigration;
  • Sri Lanka Navy;
  • Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption;
  • Forest Conservation;
  • Excise Department.


Under the command of a Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the national unit which investigates serious and organized crime.  The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Sri Lanka is a CID unit. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the CID is also the Head of NCB.

INTERPOL Colombo links domestic law enforcement units to INTERPOL’s global network, working with its partner NCBs across the world in supporting and conducting international police investigations.  INTERPOL Colombo is Sri Lanka’s law enforcement platform for international fugitive investigations.

INTERPOL Colombo in action
15 October 2018

Wildlife crime: experts recommend an integrated global response

LONDON, United Kingdom - An INTERPOL working meeting to define global strategy and coordinated action in tackling wildlife crime has closed in London with a call to boost multi-sector cooperation via INTERPOL.INTERPOL’s 29th Wildlife Crime Working Group meeting brought together 170 experts from wildlife and park authorities in 45 countries to pave the way...
02 March 2017

Anti-wildlife trafficking operation results in global arrests and seizures

LYON, France – A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the identification of nearly 900 suspects and 1,300 seizures of illicit products worth an estimated USD 5.1 million.The results, announced ahead of World Wildlife Day (3 March), mark INTERPOL’s ongoing commitment to supporting its 190 member countries in co...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...

Red Notices 4

Age today: 42 years old
Nationality: Sri lanka


Age today: 46 years old
Nationality: Sri lanka


All wanted persons

Yellow Notices 2

Age today: 34 years old
Nationality: Sri lanka


Age today: 16 years old
Nationality: Sri lanka


All Missing persons

  • 17th Asian Regional Conference - 2002 - Colombo

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