President Maithripala Sirisena says that as with many other fields, the Police Department also gets praise and blame. He said that the Police Department provides an important service to the public despite criticism. He said this during a mobile service at Manampitiaya in Polonnaruwa. The mobile service has been organized jointly by the Presidential Secretariat, the Police and the Law & Order and Southern Development Ministry. People were able to get many services through the mobile service which took place at the Nishankamalla Primary School premises in Manampitiya. People from Thamankaduwa, Dimbulagala, Welikanda and other areas were present throughout the day at the mobile service. They were able to get solutions for problems related to national identity cards, birth and death certificates. They were also given medical advice and legal assistance. Speaking on the occasion President Maithripala Sirisena appreciated social services performed by the Police Department. The President presented a “Thripitakaya” valuing more than two million rupees to the Maha Sangha. Audio equipment, spectacles and wheel chairs were also distributed under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.