New Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera has said that hitherto the Police Department will be known as the Sri Lanka Police. The Police Chief made this revelation in a news conference at the Police Headquarters.
Further addressing this news briefing, the new Police Chief said that the Police in the past deviated from the general public. IGP Pujith Jayasundera said that he would unveil a news programme to ensure public trust in the Police. It is planned to launch the Community Police concept practically at the Grama Niladhari level.
The percentage of sorting out crimes now remain at 60. The IGP said that he planned to further increase this percentage. It is also planned to direct more attention to road safety.
In addition Pujith Jayasundera emphasized that streamline action would be initiated to eliminate the drug menace.