Civil Protection Committee formed in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 July 2008, 17:38 GMT]
A 48-member group with a mission to implement projects that nuture good will between the local citizens and Sri Lanka Police was formed for the Maanmunai North District Secretariat division at a meeting held at the Batticaloa Mahajana College at 10:00 a.m. Sunday led by Batticaloa Suprintendent of Police (SP), Priyantha Weerasooriya, Assistant SP, Ranasinghe, and Officer in Charge (OIC), Mr Sarath Wickrama, sources in Batticaloa said. The Committee will also serve as mechanism to allow local citizenry to register complaints against the Police, officials at the meeting said.
All Grama Sevakas (GSs) within the designated Secretariat division attended the meeting with several local residents in their GS areas.
P. Nadarajamoorthy was appointed as the President, K. Yogavel and M.I. Iqbal were appointed as joint secretaries, P. Sivapragasam was selected as the Vice President by those attending the meeting.
Officials attending the meeting said that similar Civil committees are to be established in all fourteen District secretariat divisions.
Similar Committees have been established and functioning closely with local Police in Kandy, Kurunagala, and areas in Colombo.