Chief of Canada’s Peel Regional Police, Nishan Duraiappah participated in a special discussion with Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles at Police Headquarters in Colombo.
During the discussion, which covered various topics related to the security of both countries, programme aimed at strengthening community Police Units, implemented under advice and guidance of Minister Alles received special appreciation from the Canadian Police Chief.
Nishan Duraiappah pledged the full support of the Canadian Police to further enhance the programme.
Several critical issues concerning security in both countries were also addressed.
Born in Sri Lanka in 1973, Nishan Duraiappah is the nephew of the late Jaffna Mayor Alfred Duraiappah who was tragically killed by the LTTE in 1975.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada.
Minister Alles said Nishan being born in Sri Lanka and now serving as the head of the Canadian Peel Region Police Service was a source of great pride to the nation.
A Special Police salute was accorded to Duraiappah on his visit to Police Headquarters and a memento was presented to mark the occasion.
Acting IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon, along with a group of senior officers from the Police Department were present at the event.