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Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction. During the Sri Lankan civil war, the police service became 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. The Police service is reached islandwide on the 119 emergency number. Offences relating to the Navy, Army and Air Force. Offences relating to Coins, Currency and Government Stamps. Any Offence committed against the President.
Any Offence committed against a Public Officer, a Judicial Officer, or the Speaker, or the Prime Minister or a Minister, or a Member of the Judicial Service Commission, or a Member of the Public Service Commission or a Deputy Minister or a Member of Parliament or the Secretary General of Parliament or a Member of the President’s Staff or a Member of the Staff of the Secretary General of Parliament. Any Offence relating to property belonging to the State or a State Corporation or Company or Establishment, the whole or part of the capital whereof has been provided by the State. Any Offence prejudicial to National Security or the maintenance of Essential Services. Any Offence under any law relating to any matter in the Reserve List other than such offences as the President may, by order published in the Gazette, exclude. Any Offence in respect of which Courts in more than one Province have jurisdiction. 1797: The office of Fiscal was created.
Fredric Barron Mylius was appointed as Fiscal of Colombo and entrusted with responsibility of policing the City of Colombo. 6 of 1806 appointed a Vidane Arachchi to each village, for prevention and detection of crime in rural areas. 1832: A committee appointed by the governor was instructed to form a police force. It was decided by this committee that the new police force was to be funded by a tax to be paid by the public. It consisted of one Superintendent, one Chief Constable, five Constables, ten Sergeants and 150 Peons. They were responsible for maintaining law and order in the capital city of Colombo.
1844: As the police force was restricted to coastal areas only, a second police force was created to cater to the hill country. 1858: The police force in the coastal area and the police force in the hill country were unified. 1864: The first death of a police officer whilst on duty occurred when he attempted to apprehend a brigand by the name of “Saradiel”, who was subsequently compared to Robin Hood. 1865: The Police Ordinance was enacted to stipulate the powers and responsibilities of policemen. 1866: William Robert Campbell, then the chief of police in the Indian province of Rathnageri, was appointed as Chief Superintendent of Police in Ceylon on 3 September 1866.
This date is considered as the beginning of the Sri Lanka Police Service. 1867: The Chief of Police was designated as the Inspector General of Police. William Robert Campbell became the first Inspector General of Police. The Police Headquarters was founded at Maradana, in the City of Colombo. 1870: Muslim rioters attacked the Police Headquarters. The police were successful in repulsing the attack, but the building was damaged. 1879: The strength of the police force had tripled from 585 when IGP Campbell was appointed, to a force of 1528.
The first police firing range, training college and the publishing of the annual administration report emerged during this year. 1892: The Depot Police presently known as the Field Force Headquarters was formed. Uniforms and housing were made free for police officers. The payment of a Good Conduct Allowance was initiated.
1908: Fingerprinting and photographing of criminals were initiated, along with the direct recruitment to the rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police. 1913: Herbert Layard Dowbiggin was appointed as the 8th Inspector General of Police. 119 police stations were in operation with a total strength of 2306. 1915: For the first time two officers were appointed as Deputy Inspectors General of Police. 22-caliber rifles were issued in place of shotguns. 1920: For the first time, police officers were deployed for the purpose of controlling traffic.
1923: A book containing comprehensive details regarding all aspects of the police, the Departmental Order Book, was formulated. 1926: The Sport Division was established. 1930: A handbook of traffic rules and regulations was issued for traffic duties. 1932: The Police Headquarters was moved from Maradana to its present location in Colombo Fort. 1938: Police telephone boxes were deployed throughout the city of Colombo. 1942: Temporary forces were employed, known as Temporary Police Constables.