Colombo, January 14 (newsin.asia): Arrests result in serious deprivation of liberty of citizens and has other significant implications, such as loss of reputation and standing in the society, the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapasa told the Acting Inspector General of Police Senior DIG C. D. Wickramaratne.
Arrests are to be carried out only when absolutely necessary and upon a decision taken with utmost care and in strict compliance of the law, the President told the police chief.
The President further directed the police to ensure that, necessity to arrest is made entirely on the professional judgment of the officers in charge. They should discharge their duty independently and without any fear or favour.
Due respect should be given by officers discharging such duties to Members of Parliament as representatives of the people and professionals such as doctors.
The police were further directed by the President to apply the law equally to all citizens of Sri Lanka without any discrimination.
The President directed the police to duly and properly discharge the duties with utmost diligence and upon advice from the Attorney General when required.
(The featured image at the top shows C.D.Wickramaratne, Acting Inspector General of Police)