National Police Commission Chairman says laws drafted for public to seek compensation

National Police Commission Chairman says laws drafted for public to seek compensation

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jan, 2014 | 3:34 pm

Chairman of the National Police Commission, President’s Counsel, Senaka Welgampaya says that amendments to laws have been drafted which allow individuals who are affected due the actions of a police officer to claim compensation.

“It is stated in the constitution, that relief should be provided to anyone who is inconvenienced due to the actions of a police officer or from the police service. However, there is no such law in this regard. Accordingly,  the Police Commission drafted a bill and sent it to the president. We hope to use this law to provide them compensation in any way or provide a solution in some other way.”

Expressing his views, Chairman of the Conciliation Board, Retired Supreme Court Judge Hector, S. Yapa pointed out that conciliation is a successful method of solving disputes.

“How strong a case is, it becomes weak if evidence is not produced properly. The best way to solve these disputes is by understanding the problem and the needs of each party.”

The annual progress review event of the Colombo Conciliation Board was held at the Lakshman Kadiragamar Centre for International Relations and Strategic Studies on Wednesday.

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