First Police Buddhist Society Formed in Sri Lanka

May 6, 2007

Author: Sarath Malalasekera

Source: Sunday Observer/The Buddhist Channel,4086,0,0,1,0

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Senior DIG, Jayantha Wickremaratne was elected as the first President of the newly formed Police Buddhist Society recently. CID, DIG, D. W. Prathapasinghe was elected as the First Secretary to the Society.

This is the first time in the 142-year history of the Police Department that a Buddhist Society was formed to serve the Department, said Senior DIG Wickremaratne.

The first act of the Police Buddhist Society was to organise a Sil campaign at the Police Headquarters on Vesak Day. Over 350 police personnel participated in the Sil campaign.