The Department of Civil Services says the president has instructed them to recruit 5000 civil security officers to the police force.
Commissioner General of the Civil Services Department Chandrarathne Pallegama said that 2900 civil security officers have already been recruited into the police force.
Theses police officers will be dispatched on police mobile patrols and other public services.
The officers will be dispatched to Anuradhapura, Pollonaruwa, Ampara, Puttlam, and Trincomalee.
- The Commissioner General added that steps have been take to assign 480 civil security officers for the protection to archaeological sites.