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User:Police,Mad,Jack has deleted this (admittedly unsourced) addition, claiming it to be "controversial". A quick skim online only turns up the Sri Lankan police's own site to back up the 1870 date - is this highly disputed? Or is the existence of Sri Lanka's CID a controversial subject in itself? --McGeddon (talk) 21:09, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
not remotely controversial. reffed and added. ninety:one 21:34, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
At the time it was not reffed, I removed it because it was unsourced. No further reason to add, it is a good enough one. And yes, anything can be classed as controversial. Police,Mad,Jack (talk·contribs)☺ 08:44, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Isn't it a bit strange to have a separate paragraph, placed before anything else, which essentially says that the situation in Sri Lanka is much the same as in the rest of the Commonwealth? What is so special about Sri Lanka? Or do we need a special paragraph about every country where this applies before we actually get down to a description of what the CID is and does? I detect a whiff of national pride here - nothing wrong with that, Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and may for all I know have a first-class CID, but is it really so much more important than anything else that can be said about the subject? HairyDan (talk) 22:58, 1 November 2008 (UTC)