India offers a series of capacity building training to Sri Lanka Police

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – On the request of the Sri Lanka Police, the High Commission of India has been facilitating tailor made capacity building training courses for the personnel of the Sri Lankan Police at the premier police training institutions viz. Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Jaipur; CDTI, Hyderabad; CDTI, Kolkata and National Security Guard (NSG), Manesar in India.


India regularly offers fully funded training slots to Sri Lankan Police personnel for various training courses to enhance the skills of the officers. Since the beginning of year 2024, over 60 police personnel, including junior, mid-level and senior officers, have benefited from the high-quality training courses on various subjects such as crime scene management, artificial intelligence and cyber crime investigation, and VIP security training.  These courses are offered by Government of India (GoI) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and the “Aid to Sri Lanka” programme. More than 130 Sri Lankan police officers are expected to be trained in India this year.


A batch of 23 senior police officers recently left for New Delhi to attend a specially designed two-week course starting on 18 June. Before leaving for the course, the officers interacted with H.E. Shri Santosh Jha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka on 13 June 2024.  Currently they are undergoing training in NIA in various subjects such as terror financing, internal security dynamics, Islamic and other religious fundamentalism etc.

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