CSD personnel presented with Permanent Appointment Letters
[July 30 2018]
A large batch
of Civil Security Department
personnel were awarded with
Permanent Appointment Letters
during a ceremony held recently.
According to Civil Security
Department media, nearly 39000
CSD personnel were thus
presented with Permanent
Appointment Letters ending their
The newly appointed Director General of the CSD, Major
General Nirmal Coswatte symbolically presented the Appointment Letters
to a group of CSD personnel attached to the Headquarters and Kandy Force
Hq during the ceremony.
The National Home Guard Service was established as a
Voluntary Service in the mid 1980's to protect border and villages under
terrorist threat. The personnel were not paid any allowances, but some
rations were issued through co-operative outlets. Subsequently, they
were paid a daily allowance and were placed under the Police Department.
They were also provided training at the Kumbuka camp in Horana.
Later, the Home Guard Service was re-structured and
the Civil Security Department was established by the gazette
notification No. 1462/20 dated 13th September 2006.
The number of personnel was increased to 41,500 and a
one month military training was introduced. They were also issued with
two types of uniforms and paid a reasonable salary.
One of the main functions of the CSD include taking
actions as a supplementary force for aiding and assisting the armed
forces and police, as required by the prevailing security situation of
They also provide assistance during disaster
situations such as floods and earth slips and in other social welfare