BY Nabiya Vaffoor
An agreement was signed yesterday (30) to provide 750 jeeps to the Police, under the Indian Credit Line.
The Ministry of Public Security stated that the fleet of jeeps would further strengthen the services of the Police.
The jeeps would be brought down in three phases: 250 jeeps by August, 250 jeeps by September and another 250 jeeps by March next year and its total estimated value is Rs. 2.5 billion.
At present 2000 three wheelers, 72 motor vehicles and 150 motor cycles have been provided to the Police under the Japanese aid.
General Jagath Alwis, Secretary of Ministry of Public Security and Vice President of ‘Mahindra & Mahindra’ Joydeep Moitra signed the agreement. Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera and IGP Chandana Wickramaratne and a group of officials were also present.