Sri Lanka police gets hi-tech anti-terror boost from United States

Mar 17, 2008 (LBO) – The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security will donate 220,000 dollars worth of antiterrorism equipment to Sri Lanka’s national police, a U.S. embassy statement said Monday. . “The purpose of the equipment is to sustain and enhance the critical capabilities of the security forces of Sri Lanka in their efforts to fight terrorism,” the statement said.

The equipment will be donated Tuesday by the Office of Antiterrorism Assistance at the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

The equipment consists of three Explosives Incident Countermeasures kits, two Post-Blast Investigation kits and two Hostage Negotiations kits which will be divided among the national police and the Special Task Force counter-terrorism unit.

It will be used in the island’s campaign against the Tamil Tigers who have been listed as a terrorist outfit by the U.S.