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Sri Lanka police makes mass promotions

Sep 09, 2017 18:26 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's police today promoted nearly 2,600 officers, the biggest mass-promotion in the history of the 151-year-old department.

A record 2,075 constables were made sergeants, while 292 drivers were also promoted "sergeant driver," the police said in a statement.

It said 189 were promoted as sub-inspectors, while nine were made sub-inspectors in the transport section. Thirty four women sergeants were also promoted to the higher rank of sub-inspector.

A total of 2,599 men and women were promoted on Saturday, and it was in addition to 177 Special task Force men who were promoted last week.

"This is the first time such a large number of officers were promoted at the same time," the department said. It did not say why it was necessary to make the mass promotions. (COLOMBO, Sept 9, 2017)


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