Police yesterday introduced a facility where applicants seeking information on the status of their Police Clearance Certificates (PCC) could find out the details via an SMS.
"All one has to do is to send an SMS with the reference number of the relevant application to 1919,” Police Chief N.K.Illangakoon told a news conference yesterday. He said the senders will have to follow a particular format which should be ‘plc(space)crt<reference number>’ and send to 1919.
The police will instantly respond giving the status of the certificate --. still being processed, more clarifications needed or complete and ready for delivery, he said.
He said the police hoped to introduce the same system when it came to the standard Police report as well.
VFM MD’s alleged assailants apprehended
Three persons allegedly involved in the assault of the Managing Director of VFM radio station, Ruwan Sugathadasa, on Friday night, have been arrested by the Boralesgamuwa police.
Police were able to track down the attackers as residents had noted the vehicle number in which they escaped, and alerted the police of the incident. Two persons were arrested in the Madiwela area, along with the car, within an hour after the incident.
A third person was arrested in Thalangama yesterday morning.
Mr Sugathadasa was assaulted close to his house in the Boralesgamuwa area.
Police said that the three persons will be produced in court for an identification parade.