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Mounted Police - Duties

The mountees are expected to perform a minimum of four hours mounted duties in the saddle.



Special Duties

The horses are transported out of Colombo division for special duties only with the express permission of Inspector General of Police.
The transporting of routine rotation of horses to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Kalutara are permitted by S/DIG Admin Request of Director Mounted division including transporting of forage, medicine items etc.


Special Vehicles To Transport Horses

There are two specially built vehicles to transport horses to any destination. A long air-conditioned vehicle to carry 10 horses and a short vehicle to carry 06 horses at a time and a horse float to carry two horses.
The Police drivers who drive the special horse carriages are given two weeks specialized training.


Private Functions And Riding By Non-Police Officers And Non-Qualified Officer

Under no circumstance the police horses will be used for private functions or ridden by a non Police officer unless authorized by Inspector - General of Police. 

Only IG's Mounted course qualified police personals shall ride police horses. Reserve Police officers of any rank are not entitled for IGP's Mounted Course.
The charges for hiring of horses and transport for private functions will be decided by Director. Mounded Division in accordance with IGP's circular.


C.D. Wickramaratne
Inspector General of Police


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