Cabinet nod to reorganize the Prison Intelligence Unit

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The government has received the Cabinet approval to reorganize the Prison Intelligence Unit as “Sri Lanka Prison Emergency Response Strategic Force”.

The need of reorganizing the intelligence unit currently operating in the prison has been identified and so that it can be used for security duties, protection of special prisoners and suspects, riot control and security duties, a statement on cabinet decisions said.

Accordingly the cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal presented by Minister of Justice Ali Sabry to reorganize the present Prison Intelligence Unit into the “Sri Lanka Prison Emergency Response Strategic Force”

The change will enable assignment of identified specific duties in addition to the duties performed by ordinary prison officers.

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