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Obtaining of Procession Permits

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Step 1 : Applicant / Organizer makes request to the respective police station at least 6 hours before procession.
Step 2 : The OIC of the respective Police station will decide on whether the Procession is possible to be certified by the A.S.P
Step 3 :The OIC checks on what the processions is about, checks on fliers, posters and other equipment to be used in the processions, and only once he is satisfied he passes it on to the A.S.P for approval.
Step 4 : A.S.P rechecks the details and then approves permit for procession.

Note : If procession has a possibility of accumulating a large gathering the respective police stations advice the Organizer to notify the respective police stations well in advance not confining to 6 hrs deadline. The police stations have to make sure alternative measures are been taken to prevent hindrance to community.

Qualification Criteria

Any citizen or foreigner based in Sri Lanka having a valid reason in requesting a Procession Permit.

Note :
Disqualification Criteria

Pre Procession
The procession permit is disapproved if false documents and false information are presented at the time of requesting Procession Permit.

Post Procession

The procession is dissolved if the Officer in Charge identifies the following offences being carried out by the Procession Organizers.
Procession taking a different route
Unruly and Violent Crowd
Use of Abusive Language

Submission Procedure
Visit Respective Police Station
The applicant or organizer should visit the respective police station to make a request for a Procession Permit.

Working Hours
Police Station
24 / 7 / 365 Days

Obtain Application Form
The applicant or Organizer has to fill a hand written Procession Permit Application form. The applicant has to attach the following documents when requesting for permit.

Documents Required
National Identity Card
Details of Residential and Office Address
Details of Place of Employment
If applicant/organizer is a part of a political party, the party should be mentioned to the Police Station.
Copies of Poster, Fliers and other Materials to be used for Procession

Submit Application Form
The applicant has to Submit Application Form along with support documents to the Police Station.

Application Form
No applications are needed for this service
Note : The Applicant or organizer is requested to submit a hand written request to the respective Police station justifying his reasons for need to request for a Procession Permit.

Timeline

Process Time

Two to three hours

Working Hours
A.S.P Office:8.00am – 4.30pm Monday / Friday
Police Station:24 / 7 / 365 days

Cost related to the service
No cost involved for this service

Fines and Surcharges
Not applicable for this type of Service
Note 01 : The Office in Charge can take action if the procession gets out of control.

Support Documents Required
National Identity Card
Details of Residential and Office Address
Details of Place of Employment
If applicant/organizer is a part of a political party, the party should be mentioned to the Police Station.
Copies of Poster, Fliers and other Materials to be used for Procession

Service Responsibility
Assistant Superintendent of Police
Note 01 : The ASP of the region has to issue the Permit.

Office in Charge
Note 02 : The Office in Charge of the region has to certify the Permit request to be transferred to the ASP.

Special Cases
Not applicable for this type of service

Sample Form with Dummy Data
Not provided by the Department of Police due to confidential Information


Organization Information

Department of Police

Police Head Quarters,
Colombo 01



Telephones:+94-11-2421111 / +94-11-2327711-2-3
Fax Nos:+94-11-234553
Email:telligp@police.lk
Website: www.police.lk

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Last Updated On: 2011-06-01 12:34:10
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