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On Friday 150 policemen from all parts of the island graduated from a US funded training programme on management techniques. On Friday 150 policemen from all parts of the island graduated from a US funded training programme on management techniques. “Approximately one hundred and fifty members of the Sri Lankan Police graduated today from a round of training courses funded by the U.S government,” said a press release from the US embassy on Friday.

The US$ 500,000 programme, that began in March, also targeted the Police Narcotics Bureau with basic criminal investigative and narcotics interdiction techniques.

This latest round of training reached out to approximately 150 police officers and officials from police districts and bureaus throughout Sri Lanka.

The courses taught management techniques through a police supervisors course, a mid-level management course and a train-the-trainer course in instructor development.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, James F. Entwistle, Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka, said, the training courses aided the transformation of the Sri Lankan Police fr