IGP writes to Ministry of Public Security about govt’s politicization of the Police

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IGP C.D. Wickramaratne says the reason for the public’s frustration against the Police is the intense politicization of the Police in the recent past.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security, he described how the Police had become politicized over a short period of time.

According to the letter, out of the 184 officers who were appointed as OICs under the government from 01.01.2011 to 03.11.12021, only two OICs possessed the required qualifications for the post.

The remaining 182 OICs were appointed solely on political power in the absence of recommendations.

The IGP said he had informed the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security regarding the matter in writing three months ago.

The full letter is as follows:

By Kumudu Jayawardana