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Sri Lanka proposes a SAARC Police Force

Jun 24, 2010 5:51:57 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka has proposed a SAARC Police Force to investigate the crimes in the South Asian region. The proposed Police Force will investigate international crimes in the region, control terrorism and to arrest wanted persons within the boundaries of the eight-nation grouping.

SAARC nations have also suggested formulating a common strategy to fight terrorism, drug smuggling and other across-border crimes. A Technical Committee of SAARC nations also proposed exchanging information about terrorist organizations to benefit all nations.

The Technical Committee of SAARC nations met in Islamabad ahead of the third three-day meeting of SAARC Home Ministers starting today. It recommended the exchange of lists of terrorist organisations and persons and benefiting from each other’s experiences in the battle against extremism. The panel also suggested intra-SAARC cooperation in enhancing efficiency of law-enforcement agencies, including Police.