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Criminal Investigation Department (Sri Lanka)

The Criminal Investigation Department (known as CID) of the

  • Official Police Website

External links

  1. ^ Criminal Investigation Department

References

See also

Notable Directors and D.I.G/C.I.Ds

Contents

  • Notable Directors and D.I.G/C.I.Ds 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Until the mid-1980s the department handled investigations related to terrorism and sectarianism, until the Counter Subversive Division, it too was replaced by the Terrorist Investigation Department.

The CID was modeled after the British Police Criminal Investigation Department and hence constitute the plain clothes detectives of the Sri Lanka police. The CID has the power to arrest any person from anywhere in Sri Lanka without getting approval from any Range DIG. It was located on the 4th floor of the new Secretariat Building, Fort, Colombo and hence the use of notorious, euphemistic phrase "4th floor" (indicating, torture) among Sri Lankans.

It is the primer investigation arm of the Sri Lanka Police Department and was established in 1870. It is headed by a director, who was of a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Grade. However, since the late 1970s, the position of Deputy Inspector General of Police - CID (DIG/CID) was established.

. national security cases of a very serious nature that require special skills and complex detection. At times the CID carries out investigations pertaining to [1]

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