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‘Pride of Asia’ conferred on Senior DIG Latiff

Prof. Vijay Shah of the Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences presents the honorary title of ‘Pride of Asia’ to Senior DIG M.R. Latiff, in Colombo recently.
Prof. Vijay Shah of the Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Sciences presents the honorary title of ‘Pride of Asia’ to Senior DIG M.R. Latiff, in Colombo recently.

Senior DIG and STF Commandant M.R. Latiff was conferred the honorary title ‘Pride of Asia’ at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Memorial Excellence awards ceremony held recently at the Lanka Achievers Foundation.

The event which was held under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya recognises social development work and humanitarian services rendered for the betterment of society.

Senior DIG Latiff assumed duties as the STF Commandant on August 19, 2016, and is the Force’s 11th Commandant. He joined the Sri Lanka Police as a Sub Inspector on January 15, 1979, and the STF on February 7, 1984. He was one of the first officers of the STF which was established on March 1, 1983.

During his 40-year service, he has held the post of Commanding Officer, Terrorism Investigation Division Director and VIP Protection Director, prior to being appointed as the STF Commandant in 2016.

In addition to the duties as the STF Commandant, SDIG Latiff was appointed as the Crimes, Organized Crimes and Narcotic Prevention Division in-charge and contributed towards eradicating the drug menace from the country.

Due to his invaluable contribution, he was awarded the Janadhipathi Police Weeratha Padakkama, Police Weeratha Padakkama, Purna Bhumi Padakkama, Vishishta Seva Padakkama, President’s Inauguration Medal, 125th Anniversary Medal, 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal, East Humanitarian Operation Medal, First Aid Medal and 150th Anniversary Medal.


 

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