In a bid to streamline the legal services provided by the Police to the public, 150 lawyers are to be recruited to the Police Department as Chief Inspectors on a request made by Justice Minister, Ali Sabry, PC, to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
According to Justice Minister, Ali Sabry, PC, this decision will help make the Police closer to the public and formalize the legal activities conducted by the Police department.
The recruitment process will begin after receiving the Cabinet approval for the move.
It was revealed at a discussion held at the Justice Ministry yesterday, January 11, under the patronage of Justice Minister, Ali Sabry that the Police Department will select right candidates following an interview and they are also entitled to due promotions based on their skills.
Deputy Inspector, General Ajith Rohana and SSP Ruwan Gunasekera were in attendance.
These Chief Inspectors are to be deployed to the police stations covering all parts of the country and a special training on the law and the police service will also to be given to them.
The Attorney General’s Department has already agreed to provide this training to them. The Justice Minister said that competency in Tamil should be considered as a special qualification and recruitment of officers with Tamil language knowledge will help build amity among all communities.
He said that these officials should also be competent in technology related matters.