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Mounted Police

Our Vision

The Sri Lankan Mounted Police is committed in preserving the peace, upholding the law, being Innovative, proactive and progressive.


Our Mission
The Sri Lankan Mounted Police is committed and confident in providing a supportive role to the local Police Force, to uphold and enforce the law of the land, while providing leadership, education and a healthy work environment that encourages team building and mutual respect.

Core Values   30

Recognizing the dedication of all employees, we will create and maintain an environment of individual safety, well-being and development. We are guided by:

  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Compassion

Establishment of Mounted Division

Sri Lanka Police - Establishment of Mounted DivisionThe Police Mounted Division was first established in 1921 at Mihindu Mawatha Colombo 12 as the only means of transport provided to the higher ranks and file. Under the British rule. Initially provided with few horses. This was the beginning of a well established Police Mounted Division in the year to some.
It was a special unit under the command of an European until Sri Lanka regained Independence. This consisted of 08 mounted European Sergeants and constables who were later promoted as mounted sub Inspectors.
In addition to this the gazette officers were trained equestrian.
In 1948 equestrian section was re organized expanded and for the first time 03 Sri Lankan Sub Inspectors were the trained it was then decided that young sergeants and constables also be trained for this purpose.

Later in 1956 the proper Police Mounted Division was established with the strength of one sub Inspectors,02 Police sergeants and 22 Police Constables with 23 thoroughbred horses imported from Australia.
Thereafter the strength of the number of horses had been increased from time to time and new stables have been started at Nuwara Eliya Kandy and at Police Collage Kalutara.

In 1998 a new breed of horses named “SELLE FRANCAIS“ were introduced from France for Police duties in keeping with the International standers of using warm blood horses for Police work because of their majestic appearance and calmness.
The strength of the Police Mounted Division gradually increased to 01 chief Inspector,05 Inspectors,04 Sub Inspectors,14 Sergeants,38 Constables with 36 horses. Presently the Police Mounted Division is under the supervised by Director Mounted Division
When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the country in 1954 a ceremonial Mounted Escort was provide.



Opportunities exist for those who have the necessary qualifications to enlist as a mounted trainee in the mounted division. Selection for mounted division is done from the police and they are given 06 months training course on



Contact Details:

Director Mounted Division
Director Office
Olcott Mawatha
Colombo – 11
T.P - 2478396 
FAX - 2324599
E Mail – Dir.Mounted 
  Officer In-Charge Mounted Division
Police Mounted Division
Mihindu Mawatha
Colombo 12
T.P - 2478397 
FAX - 2421695
E Mail – OIC.Mounted

OIC Mounted Section Kandy
Inspector of Police
No 77/2- 1/1, Asgiriya,
T.P - 0812201349
FAX - 0812201349


OIC Mounted Section Nuwaraeliya
Inspector of Police
No 41- 1/1 ,Udupussellawa Road,
Nuwara Eliya
T.P - 0523522252
FAX - 0523522252


C.D. Wickramaratne
Inspector General of Police


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