We need to continue to win the trust of the general public, says Pujith Jayasundara as he assumes duties as IGP

We need to continue to win the trust of the general public, says Pujith Jayasundara as he assumes duties as IGP

We need to continue to win the trust of the general public, says Pujith Jayasundara as he assumes duties as IGP

Written by Tharushan Fernando

22 Apr, 2016 | 8:22 pm

An event was held at Police Headquarters on Friday to welcome the new Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara.

A ceremonial march-past was accorded to  Pujith Jayasundara who arrived at Police Headquarters to commence work as the new IGP.

Speaking to the gathering, the IGP elaborated on his future plans which include streamlining of Crime Investigations Process,creating an countrywide programme to crackdown on dangerous drugs, increasing welfare of police officers and encouraging promotions, countrywide implementation of the community police concept, restructure and enforce the civil security committees, making the Sri Lanka Police the new identification used for Sri Lankan Police Department, and a corruption-free police force

“We need to continue to win the trust of the general public”, said  Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who added that without the people , there will be no police. He stated that if the name of the police is tainted in any aspect, it needs to be strengthened.

“Break away from anomalous modes of income and protect the dignity of yourself, your family and Sri Lanka Police”, said the newly appointed IGP

Following religious observances, IGP Pujith Jayasundara commenced his work.

Thereafter, he attended his first media briefing in the capacity of Inspector General of Police

“I will be strict when it comes to discipline. I will not take any rank or post into consideration. We cannot play with the lives of the people. This is not a crown for me. If you cannot do your task, leave. We must never go to the level to blame the politicians. People will go to that level, if we fail to perform our duties”, charged the IGP

The Inspector General of Police stated the FCID will definitely continue and stated however that it is not bound to carryout the personal contracts of certain individuals.

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