Law and Order and Southern Development Ministry sources revealed the “Reporter” that cabinet approval has received to reinstate former SSP Prishantha Jayakody, who had fled to Australia due to threats by the previous regime and returned with the government change into the police service.
When he returned Sri Lanka in February, 2015 he got an appointment as the UNP organizer of Mahara electorate and competed for the last general election from Gampaha. However, he told that now he had resigned from that post.
In addition to Prishantha Jayakody, the cabinet approval has already received to promote another six SSPs as DIGs and four ASPs as SPs, the sources revealed. Another few police officers who left the service during the period off previous government are to be reinstated into the service with promotions, they further added.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order and Southern Development Jagath Wijeweera said that the cabinet approval has also received to grant reliefs to 129 police personnel who have distressed by the political pressure during the previous rule.
The list of those police personnel has already received at the ministry and we hope to send it to the National Police Commission (NPC) to launch relevant recommendations regarding with the police officers who have no disciplinary inquiries, he explained.
There are few retired police officers among them, Wijeweera further added.