New appointments to the National Police Commission

New appointments to the National Police Commission

New appointments to the National Police Commission

Written by Staff Writer

23 Oct, 2015 | 2:31 pm

Two more officials have been appointed to the National Police Commission by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Presidential Media Unit said that these appointments were made following recommendations by the Constitutional Council.

Thereby, Senior Administrative Officer, Thilak Kollure and former IGP Fank de Silva have been appointed to the National Police Commission.

Senior Professor of Sociology of the University of Colombo Prof. Siri Hettige has been appointed as the Chairman of the Commission.The other members of the commission are Mr. P.H. Manatunga, Mrs. Savithri Wijesekara, Mr. Y. L,M. Zawahir and Mr. Anton Jeyanadan.

The National Police Commission is an Independent body established under the 19th amendment to the Constitution vested with powers of appointment, transfers, promotions, control of discipline and dismissal of all ranks of police officers except the IGP.

The NPC also has powers to entertain and investigate public complaints against police officers or the police force from the public or any aggrieved parties and provide relief to them.

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