Sunday, May 31, 2009

Police training college in Mullaitivu

By Gayan Kumara Weerasingha

(LB)The government may establish a police training college in Mullaitivu providing instructions in Tamil to train young men and women recruited from the North. They will be deployed for service in the North after the completion of training. When contacted, IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne confirmed that he had already requested the government to set aside a 2000 acre plot of land to establish this police training school. 1000 Tamil speaking persons are to be recruited to the police during the first phase.
The police plan to recruit these persons after the Vanni civilians currently at welfare camps in Vavuniya have been resettled. Nevertheless, the IGP revealed that if the necessity arose, steps will be taken to recruit young men and women from the welfare camps after performing thorough background checks. Full text