It was revealed in parliament this week that 15 Policemen have laid down their lives in the line of duty since 2015. This was revealed by the new Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Sarath Weerasekara in parliament recently. He was responding to a question posed by opposition MP Hesha Vithanage.
The Minister said steps have already been taken to provide the necessary welfare for the families of the cops who were killed while on duty. He said the majority of the deaths had occurred when attempting to apprehend suspects or during road traffic duties.