Focus on removing Police STF from expressway duties
Colombo (LNW): A recent meeting was held at the Presidential Secretariat, chaired by Sagala Ratnayaka, Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff.
The primary focus of the discussion centred on the ongoing responsibilities of the Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force on the nation’s expressways, specifically addressing issues related to accidents, fires, and crimes.
During the meeting, there was a thorough exploration of the potential reassignment of these responsibilities, considering the withdrawal of the Police Special Task Force from its current duties.
The participants engaged in discussions about creating an alternative system to efficiently handle these tasks.
Ratnayaka underscored the importance of a specific programme and urged Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva to lead the prompt preparation of such a programme.
The overarching goal is to ensure a more responsible and formal execution of these tasks, with proper oversight from the Road Development Authority (RDA).
In the course of the meeting, Ratnayaka directed officials to expedite the development and submission of the programme.
The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva, accompanied by senior officers from the Road Development Authority and the Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force.