Police traffic personnel an asset - IGP
Police Traffic personnel are an asset to the Police Department. The
image of the police department is built by the Police Traffic Division
as they always meet the public on the streets, said IGP Mahinda
Balasuriya at the distribution of certificates to 44 Traffic Police
personnel, including three Women police personnel, who successfully
followed a three months Junior Traffic Training Course conducted by the
Police Traffic Headquarters.
The event was organized by the Traffic Police Headquarters Director
DIG Lucky Peiris assisted by ASP Sumith Nissanka, Chief Inspectors K.L.S.
Tillekeratne and Rohan Gamage of the Police Media centre.
Senior DIGs N.K. Ilangakoon, Gamini Navaratne, Nimal Mediwaka, DIGs
Asoka Wijetilake, Lalith Jayasuriya, P.K.S. Pinidiya, Upali Gunasekera,
Police Media Spokesman Senior SP S.M. Karunaratne, SPs and several other
police personnel also participated.
IGP Mahinda Balasuriya said that they should put into practise what
they learn from this course and educate other Traffic Officers in their
respective police stations.
The Traffic Police personnel are very fortunate to follow a training
course of this nature to develop their knowledge of traffic controlling
as the police traffic division is a very important department in the
police service. The Traffic Police personnel should maintain the dignity
of the Police Department while they are engaged in official duties, the
The IGP emphasised that as law enforcing officers traffic police
personnel have a bounden duty to assist the public and the motorists. If
a motorist violates traffic laws, the law enforcing officers could take
necessary action against him according to the law of the country. Be
courteous to the motorists.
The Junior Traffic Police personnel, who followed the training
course, praised the organisers of the training course. They said that it
was a very important training which equipped them for day to day
activities in the field.