Tamil-speaking policemen to be enlisted in N-E
A massive recruitment program has been launched to enlist
Tamil-speaking men and women from the Northern and Eastern provinces to
foster a good relationship between diverse ethnic communities, Police
Media Spokesman, SP Ajith Rohana told the Sunday Observer.
Fifty Tamil-speaking males have been selected as Sub Inspectors of
Police to undergo training at the Police Training School at Kalutara
from January 25.
On completion of training the Probationary Sub Inspectors of Police
will be posted to Tamil- speaking areas of the Northern and Eastern
provinces where they can attend to their work in their own language.
This is the largest batch of Tamil-speaking Police Sub Inspectors to
be selected since the setting up of the Police Department almost 146
The Police Spokesman said that following the recruitment drive
launched last year the Police Department had received a large number of
applications from Tamil- speaking individuals, men and women from the
Northern and Eastern provinces who have expressed their willingness to
join as police constables.
The prospective applicants are being interviewed by senior police
officers to fill the cadre of 350 constables which had fallen vacant in
Northern and Eastern provinces. “We hope to recruit these constables as
early as possible and they will be posted to Tamil-speaking areas,” he