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Public Security Minister Alles’ service during first 100 days in office

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Today (28) marks Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Tiran Alles’ 100th day in office as the Public Security Minister, as he assumed duties on May 23.

During his 100 days in office, Alles has taken a number of measures for the welfare of the Police officers as well as measures to maintain law and order such as the suppression of the underworld and drug smuggling.

Below are some of the services delivered by Alles during his first 100 days in office as the Minister of Public Security.

Re-establishment of command and power of the Police
The Minister has taken measures to raise the self-confidence of the Police to reestablish the power and obedience to the command of Police, an element lost due to the socio-economic calamities in the recent past, and has provided the necessary facilities, thereby ensuring accountability and responsibility.
Enabling a rise in the monthly travel allowance currently paid to Police officers
The Minister has taken measures to increase the monthly travel allowance paid to Police officers from 14 days to 21 days and to arrange the payments from January 01, 2023.
Establishment of a legal aid fund for Police officers
The Minister’s proposition to establish a legal aid fund for the legal affairs faced by Police officers in the line of duty has been approved by the Cabinet. The fund will be managed by a committee led by the Commissioner of Police and on the recommendations of the Committee, all Police officers will be able to obtain this legal support. When necessary, they will also be able to obtain the support of a competent panel of president’s counsels.
Vehicles given to higher positions from the position of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
The condition in which vehicle ownership is entitled to a concerned Police officer and/or their spouse in the event of requisitioning vehicles to the posts above the post of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) will be removed. Moreover, permission granted to 15-year old vehicles will be granted to 20-year old vehicles on the recommendation of the technical engineer of the Police garage. Arrangements to fill the employee vacancies in the Police Hospital
The Minister has discussed the shortcomings of the Police Hospital with its medical staff, and accordingly, the vacant staff positions mentioned by its Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamendra Ranasinghe will be filled as soon as possible. Appointment of Officers in Charge under a specific and formal method instead of appointing them based on political influence
The applications of the Police officers who are qualified to act as officers in charge will be called in and interviewed, in a move to appoint officers in charge in a formal and transparent method without being politically interfered. Modernisation of Police stations
The Minister has taken measures to select one Police station from each police division for modernisation, thereby modernising 45 stations from 45 divisions under stage 01 of a much larger initiative. Introduction of a new website for the Police
The obsolete Police website has been replaced by an updated website competent with international standards. Instructing the Police not to publicise the names and photographs of victimised children and women in times of distress
Despite the accused being penalised, the victims of an event obstructing justice will be prevented from being embarrassed under this measure, thereby helping them to build their lives back to normalcy. Intervening for the provision of necessary technical equipment to strengthen the Police Media Unit and Information and Computer Units
Empowerment of Women Police officers
Instructing the Police to launch special operations in underworld and drug raids

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