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Criminal Investigation Department (Sri Lanka)

The Criminal Investigation Department (Sinhala: අපරාධ විමර්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව, Tamil: குற்றப் புலனாய்வுத் துறை) (known as CID) is the primary investigative arm of the Sri Lanka Police 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. The current director is Shani Abeysekera.[1]

It handles cases of a very serious nature that require specialist skills and complex detection. At times the CID carries out investigations pertaining to national security.

Notable Directors and D.I.G/C.I.D/ASP OfficersEdit


  1. ^ Dias, Keshala (7 September 2017). "Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekera appointed CID Director". News First Sri Lanka. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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