2477 Civil Defence personnel absorbed to police

Monday, 09 January 2017 - 18:54


Over 2 thousand 477 Civil Defence personnel will be absorbed to police department with effect from tomorrow.

Civil Defence Force Director General Chandrarathna Pallegama said the move was taken on the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena.

These officers have been absorbed to police in order to remedy the shortage of police officers in the department.

Director General Pallegama said that plans are afoot to deploy more officers for protection of Archaeological sites and wild elephant operations in the future.

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