It is reported that this allowance will be paid as a result of discussions held two months ago between the Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
It is reported that this allowance of around Rs. 75,000 would be paid to all police officers.
The current system is that police officers need to submit vouchers and receipts to claim their composite allowance whenever they are posted for duties away from their assigned police stations.
Having taken into account the administrative and other expenses in such instances, the decision had been taken to pay police officers a flat 20-day special allowance as composite allowance monthly.
The composite allowance that was earlier paid to government employees was Rs. 350, Rs. 400 or Rs. 500 per day. However, the current government increased that to Rs. 700, Rs. 800 and Rs. 1000 from 2018.
The government also took measures to promote 31,000 Police Constables who had not received promotions for a long period of time, ranging from Constable to Chief Inspector.