Police transfers on hold till March 15 | Daily News

Police transfers on hold till March 15

Transfers of police officers in all parts of the country, including the North and East, which were scheduled to be granted on January 15, have been postponed until March 15.

Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said this decision was taken due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

"If transfers of thousands of officers are initiated, there is a risk that the virus could spread from one area where the COVID-19 virus is spread to another area where there is no COVID-19 spread. There is a risk of the virus spreading through the police officers,”he added.

DIG Rohana further stated that this step was taken by the IGP to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.