Police behaviour is under fire again with yet another human rights group demanding greater disciplinary control over Sri Lanka’s 65,000 strong police force. Police behaviour is under fire again with yet another human rights group demanding greater disciplinary control over Sri Lanka’s 65,000 strong police force. A civil rights group called Janasandanaya is the latest to demand better discipline of the island’s police force.
Janasansadaya called on the National Police Commission (NPC) to improve the discipline and the image of the police, on Wednesday.
“If the NPC does not act speedily to correct the police institution, the people of Sri Lanka could face a catastrophic situation,” the human rights group said in a press release.
“The NPC is aware of the very serious situation of human rights violations by the police and has expressed the determination to take serious collective action to deal with the issue,” said Chitral Perera, convenor of Janasansadaya.
The group wants effective measures implemented to stop the practice of torture that it says takes place regularly in almost all police stations.
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