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Scotland’s police to train Sri Lankan policemen

Scotland‘s police will train a contingent of Sri Lankan policemen later this month, including a controversial head of the Sri Lanka Police IGP Pujith Jayasundara who is being investigated over bribery and corruption allegations.

Jayasundara is scheduled to leave for the UK later this week to undergo a training programme under the Scotland Yard, according to the Daily Mirror. He will be in the country until October 6th.

Hiru News reports that he will also travel to Scotland to discuss security sector reforms.

The training and engagement by the British government with the Sri Lankan police comes despite widespread concern regarding the continued use of torture and other human rights abuses by Sri Lankan security forces.

Earlier this year Police Scotland also came out in defence of a training contract with Sri Lanka for the STF, despite continued concerns over the use of torture by security forces. In December, undercover footage provided by Yardstick films in another investigation by Mr Miller, revealed deep ties between Scotland’s police force and STF.

 

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