A meeting took place today (23) to identify and rectify shortcomings in the Police Ordinance to suit the times.
Justice minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and public security minister Tiran Alles chaired the discussion.
A new act is to be formulated as per recommendations by three committees appointed by the Police Department as well as a draft prepared in 2017.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the expeditious amendment of the ordinance, the need of which has been highlighted since 2010.
Top officials who attended the meeting included attorney general Sanjaya Rajaratnam, additional solicitor general Nerin Pullai, IGP C.D. Wickremaratne and prisons commissioner general Thushara Upuldeniya.