Great Lankan Police

The Sri Lanka Police  is the civilian national police force of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The police force has a manpower of approximately 85,000. It is responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout Sri Lanka. The professional head of the police is the Inspector General of Police who reports to the Minister of Public Order, when the police service is under the Ministry of Public Order as it is currently. The current Inspector General of Police is Pujith Jayasundara.

In recent years with the Sri Lankan civil war, the police service has become an integral part of maintaining of the nation's security, primarily focusing on internal security. Many police officers have been killed in the line of duty mainly due to terrorist attacks. Specially trained commando/counter-terrorist units named Special Task Force are regularly deployed in joint operations with the armed forces for counter-terrorism operations, and VVIP protection. The police command structure in Northern and Eastern provinces is closely integrated with the other security organizations under the authority of the Joint Operations Command.

In case of emergency, any civilian in Sri Lanka can reach the police by dialing 119 from any telephone or sending e-mail to
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