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Sri Lanka police launch operation '3552'

By Our Police Correspondent

Apr 21, 2017 15:34 PM GMT+0530 | 1 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's police chief Pujith Jayasundara has launched a major offensive codenamed "3552” aimed at spiritual upliftment of his men and women.

An order had been given in February to the 85,000 strong police to meditate every morning before they commence their daily routines, but it is now going out as a five-page circular with a code name for the drive.

Operation 3552 stands for three (3) minutes of briefing, five (5) minutes of maithri bavana (loving kindness meditation, five (5) minutes of anapana sathi bavana (mindfulness of breathing) and two (2) minutes of debriefing.

The Inspector General has also ordered that hoisting the national flag and the police standard every morning should be a colourful parade that could be a tourist attraction.

The police chief argued that his men were working under severe stress and needed "mental exercises" to relax.

In February, he admitted that the service had failed because police did not pay much attention to spiritual development.

Soon after he was named Inspector-General in April last year, Jayasundara said he got the top job because he attended 35 'bodi poojas', or offering water to ficus religiosa trees, seeking the appointment. (COLOMBO, April 21, 2017)



  1. sacre blieu April 22, 10:28 AM

    There are among the flock of sheep the good bad and the ugly. However, the few that stray from the path should be re-directed by the good shepherd.
    The police and the judiciary, in particular, are the last hope for the law abiding citizens and should be treated properly and protected from those abusers pretending to be law abiding through strange pretences and offers of strange rewards.
    There is an old song WIPE THE TEARS FROM YOUR EYES AND TRY AND REALIZE THAT THE ACHE IN MY(OUR) HEART(S) IS FOR YOU. Best wishes. You cut a nice figure in your uniform.

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