In Sri Lanka, police have decided to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists. This followed a meeting of Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara with the Chairman and officials of Tourism Development Authority at the Police Headquarters in Colombo last week.
The IGP informed the officials that the new police stations will be constructed on the request of the Authority at strategic locations covering all main tourist destinations across the country.
He said a new uniform would also be introduced to the Tourist Police Division, allowing it to build more cordial relations with the foreign tourists visiting the island. The IGP added that the officers attached to the Tourist Police Division would be given more training opportunities, paying special attention to language training including Hindi.