Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that the government proposes to introduce new reforem to the Sri Lanka Police while retaining its local character in the wake of the new challenges that police forces have to face in the world- globalization, development of connectivity, the development of technology and so on. They have changed the nature of maintaining law and order.
He was addressing after inaugurating the Senior Police Officers' workshop on preventing terrorist activities and international crime in the South and Southeast Asian countries in Colombo Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The three-day workshop organized jointly by the Interpol and Sri Lanka Police was held at the BMICH in Colombo.
Around 45 senior police officers representing India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines participated in the workshop.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe continued that terrorism needs money and there is a relationship between the terrorism and part of the transnational crime, for instance, the use of terrorism in the sea, use of drugs to raise money. All these crimes are new in nature and the police have to retain its local character. International police (Interpol) support should be further strengthened in combating crimes.