Public security minister Tiran Alles says he remains prepared to face any challenge to curb crimes within the next six months.
“Contribution and support from the public will be sought for this national task. We should treat them cordially. Then, their support will come definitely,” he said at a meeting of top officials in Colombo.
Speaking further, Alles said the setting up of community police committees across the country has not taken place properly within the specified timeframe.
He expected all police officers to contribute towards their full formation within the next few weeks.
Proper implementation of the plans will enable us to overcome 75 per cent of the challenges, he said.
The underworld is using its drug money to fund false propaganda and mud-slinging at him and the police via social media, the minister claimed.