The training course for Police personnel in respect of conducting proceedings before courts is of paramount importance to trace the suspects who had committed crimes and evading arrest, said Inspector General of Police Jayantha Wickremaratne at a conference held at the IGP`s Conference hall.
IGP Jayantha Wickremaratne distributed certificates to over 35 police personnel from the Western Province who had successfully completed the Prosecution Certificate Course conducted by the Crime Division of the Police Department in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Police Academy at the Crime Division (Training) at `Vilasitha Nivasa` Colombo.
The IGP paid tribute to officers who had assisted in conducting classes during the training course. A special thanks was handed to the Crime Division Director Senior SP M.K.D.W. Amarasinghe who was responsible for organising the course for the Police personnel for the last two weeks.
This training course is important to the Police personnel who are conducting cases before courts of law.
This course will also educate police personnel to gain knowledge about the court proceedings and how to meet arguments with senior lawyers. The IGP emphasised that the police personnel had been educated on three sections of crimes how to conduct proceedings before courts. The three sections are, organised crimes, hard drugs trafficking and illicit liquor. The Police personnel from Dehiwela, Kohuwela, Piliyandala, Moratuwa, Moragasmulla, Kahathuduwa, Mount Lavinia, Welikada, Padukka, Wellampitiya, Maharagama, Borlesgamuwa, Mulleriyawa, Hanwella, Navagamuwa, Athurugiriya, Mirihana, Thalangama and Homagama received certificates from the IGP, Senior DIGs Mahinda Balasuriya, Nimal Mediwaka, DIGs Asoka Wijetilleke, Anura Senanayake, Senior SPs, M.K.D.W. Amarasinghe and Senior SP M. R. Latiff.
The course was conducted on the guidelines of relevance of facts collected at the primary police investigations. `B` report institution of prosecution and charge. Relevancy of Audio-Video recordings and computer evidence. Issuing of a copy of first complainant. Identification parade and evidence of accomplice. Intellectual Property Act No.36 of 2003 and its relevancy and examination of witnesses and cross examination.