The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) says the next police chief should be an officer whose service in the police force is exemplary and free of any blemish and who is able to
restore public confidence in the police.
In a letter to the president, copied to all members of the Constitutional Council, the BASL says there has been a serious erosion of public confidence in the police.
It urges that no officer who has pending fundamental rights or criminal cases against him or any allegations of involvement in unlawful activity be appointed as the IGP.
The letter has been signed by the BASL’s president Saliya Pieris and secretary Isuru Balapatabendi.
Reproduced below is the letter: