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Public Security Minister lauds and rewards Police officers and civilians who contributed to rule of law

Colombo (LNW): A rewarding event was held under the patronage of Public Security Minister Tiran Alles at the Ministry this afternoon (31), appraising and rewarding Police officers and civilians who contributed to the establishment of rule of law in the country.

Addressing the event, Minister Alles said Police officers who serve their duty to the letter without being subjugated to bribery are exemplary for Sri Lanka Police.

The Minister also took the opportunity to reward civilians who contributed to the cause and laud them, and pointed out that the public’s support in eradicating crimes is highly expected by Sri Lanka Police.

Responding to a query by a reporter on incidents in which assailants are arriving in motorcycles and opening fire, the Minister stressed that such events had been frequently evident especially in the Southern Province over the last period, but were controlled in the recent times. Further details cannot be disclosed at this moment, Alles told the reporters.

Below are the details of the Police officers and civilians who were appraised and rewarded for their contribution:

  1. P.S. 39301 D.M.S.K. Dissanayake
  2. P.S. 72248 L.A.I.G.H. Liyanaarachchi

These sergeants on 17.07.2023 arrested several suspects involved in the transportation of 10 cows in a lorry exhibiting animal cruelty from Dambulla to Kurunegala, and served their duty properly without accepting a bribe of Rs. 100,000 offered by the suspects.

  1. H.A. Dileep Samankumara
  2. R.A. Seelara

These civilians on 23.07.2023 assisted the Police in seizing a suspect who stole a golden chain from a woman and attempted to flee in a motorcycle in the Divulapitiya Police division. The two civilians blocked the suspect on the road by a car and helped the Police to capture him.

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