Performance of Main activities   
1 Appointments, Promotions, Transfers & Disciplinary Control  
Non-Gazetted Officers
1.1 Recruitments: PC, SI 2824
1.2                       WPC, WSI 992
1.3 Promotions: PC to PS, PS to SI, SI to IP, IP to CI 3095
1.4                   WPC to WPS, WPS to WSI, WSI to WIP,WIP to WCI 554
1.5 Review of appeals on annual transfers 1008
Gazetted Officers
1.6 Approved No of Promotions 367
1.7 No of Transfer orders issued 1057
1.8 No of New appointments & Transfers of OICs 535
1.9 No of Disciplinary orders issued 134
1.10 Confirmations, retirements, appointments on contract 545






Public complaints investigations against Police Officers
No of complaints received 4437
Completed 3963
Completed as a percentage 89%






Determination of Appeals of Police Officers
No of appeals received (Inc. 1937 received from PSC) 5312
Completed 3788
Completed as a percentage 71%


4 Administration, Training and Development 
4.1 Community Consultations scheduled to obtain views on Sri Lanka Police 7
Completed 6
4.2 Technical Consultations scheduled to obtain views of experts  to improve the Sri Lanka Police 3
Completed 3
4.3 Trainings programs scheduled for Investigation Officers & Staff Officers 6
Completed 6
4.4 Residential training programme scheduled for ASPP on Investigation Skills 3
Completed 3

(1) Establishment & Disciplinary Division

  • Implementation and monitoring of a New Police Transfer Policy.
  • Corrections to promotion schemes of Police Officers.
  • Introduction and implementation of a Code of Ethic for Police Officers.
  • Expediting promotions and preparation of Promotion Schemes of Junior Cadres
  • Preparation of Schemes of Recruitments and Promotions of Police Support Services.
  • Preparation of Schemes of Recruitment and Promotions for all Police Officers.
  • Action for attaching Police Security Assistants to Sri Lanka Police.
  • Reimbursement of expenditure of appeals re. Establishment matters Police Officers.
  • Expediting conduct of formal disciplinary inquiries and issuing disciplinary orders.
  • Extending support for 129 Officers subjected to political victimization.
  • Introducing a scheme for making appeals of establishment and disciplinary matters.

(2) Public Complaints Investigation Division

  • Disciplinary action taken against 235 Police Officers.
  • Preparation and Gazetting of Public Complaints Investigation Procedure.
  • Establishment and Operationalisation of 9 Provincial Offices.
  • Establishment of the Commission’s Investigation Unit for action on torture etc.
  • Implementation of a computer network connecting Provincial Offices

(3) Policy, Legal and Appeals Division

  • Formulation of a new Police Transfer Policy.
  • Preparation of a Code of Ethic for the Police Officers.
  • Assistance to revise promotion schemas of junior Police cadres
  • Delegation of power of the Commission to IGP, SDIGs and DIGs
  • Gazetting of Commission’s Appeal Procedure.
  • Reconsideration of a large no of VOP and disciplinary appeals.
  • Preparation of answers for 70 fundamental right cases pending in the Courts.
  • Preparation of Schemes for the reemployment of officers whose services were terminated due to marriage in the probationary period.

(4) Administration, Research and Development Division

  • Obtaining support of relevant agencies to address specific problems of traffic accident, drug abuse, organized crimes, crimes against children etc.
  • Co-ordination of work of 7 NPC Committees formed to take action regards above specific issues.
  • Action to train NPC staff and police officers with finance and technical assistance of IOM, UNDP and USAID.
  • Developing NPC Website, networking of public complaints investigation management and provide computers and other technical support.

Code of Ethics for Police

The Commission introduced a Code of ethics for Police in 2016 as per its Constitutional Mandate. This has been implemented by the IGP.A research study with the assistance of the UNDP is being commissioned to measure the impact of the Code of Ethics by undertaking a survey among police officers and the general public who have had contact with police. This will help identify problems as to why police officers sometimes deviate from the Code.

OIC Performance Evaluations

The first evaluation on a pilot basis was conducted by the Police in respect of the 3rd quarter 2017 on 489 police stations. Form the First Quarter 2018 the performance of OICC evaluated quarterly. The format consists of 17 vital areas such as crime prevention, crime investigation, traffic control, vice control, community policing etc for which marks are allocated according to the performance on an output basis.

Police Transfer Policy

The Commission, formulated a transfer policy for police officers which has been implemented by IGP.  This measure is expected to bring about a sound and transparent system of transfers for the satisfaction of the Police officers. Police officers can now request transfers formally on an annual basis after due period of service at a station. They can also appeal if they are not happy on the station given first to the Appeal Board at Sri Lanka Police and then to the Commission.

Police Promotion Schemes

Action taken to streamline appointment and promotion procedures of PC, PS, SI, IP, CI, with revision of SORs (recruitment & promotions) including officers in the Police Supporting Service.

Police Training

The Commission implemented a project to train all 400 ASPP on conducting of disciplinary inquiries with the financial and technical support of the UNDP at SLIDA by batches of 40 officers in each batch.

Sharing International Experience

The National Police Commission (NPC) and the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), together with the Sri Lanka Police (SLP) and the Ministry of Law and Order (M/L&O), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, organized a Conference on the Future of Policing in Sri Lanka and the wider region, in October 2016, to explore the future of policing in Sri Lanka. The purpose was to help (a) Identify key priorities for reform for the Sri Lanka Police (b) Elaborate on strategies to take forward the reform effort across Sri Lanka and (c) Inform national policies and programmes on police reform, including the work of the Committee on Police Reforms set up by the Ministry of Law and Order.