Is to value all members in the force, represent member’s interests and concerns, promote their general welfare and contentment.
Is to provide welfare and support for members enabling them to deliver efficient and effective service to the community we serve.
According to the cabinet decision passed to seek welfare matters of all Government Departments in 1948, the welfare unit was established on 23rd June, 1948 under the supervision of an Assistant Superintendent of Police. Initially only one clerk was allocated to this unit to see the Welfare activities of all officers in Police department.
Main responsibility of this unit was to provide refreshment to Police Officers who were detailed for special duty to Anuradhapura Poson, Dalada and Kataragama festival through mobile canteen. Due to increase of terrorism and work load, Police Department was compelled to look after the Welfare activities of Police Officers, who were killed, disabled and injured. As a result of these, this unit has been developed in to Welfare Division with the supervision of DIG Welfare Range and has become an essential part of the Department.
Services Rendered to the Police Officers
A brief account of the activities conducted by the police welfare division has been made available for all rank of Police officers performing duties, maintaining law and order of the country to protect the public and the public properties and unitary and territorial integrity.
These services have been extended to dependents of the police officers to safeguarding and providing financial benefits when they become helpless after their guardian offered their lives whilst on duties. And also provide assistants to uphold officer’s living standards, support to children’s education, freely provide medical aids and other various activities, and finally support to get their pension and W & OP benefits when the officers meet the retirement age.
- Structure of the Welfare Division
- Concessions and Services
- Downloadable Circulars or Instruction Forms
|Office Telephone Numbers|
|DIG Police Welfare Range||0112325450, 0112421111 Ext 250
|Director, Police Welfare Division||0112328695, 0112421111 Ext 400
|ASP Welfare 1||0112544736|
|ASP Welfare ll||0112327205|
|OIC||0112449186, 0112421111 Ext 398
|Office Number s||0112327839, 0112399524,
0112544737, 0112421111 Ext 275