(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – It is reported that a new nomination paper will soon be sent to the Constitutional Council for the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police.
Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne retired from his post Saturday after serving three extensions after reaching retirement age of 60 years.
CD Wickramaratne assumed duties as the IGP on the 27th of November 2020 and was due to retire on the 26th of March 2023.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe had extended his tenure by three months until June 26 and given a second extension of another three months. Wickramaratne was given a third service extension for a period of 3 weeks from October 13.
According to sources at the police headquarters, Mr. Wickramaratne has called senior DIGs and DIGs to inform them about his decision to leave the office yesterday.
Accordingly, it is reported that President Ranil Wickramasinghe is going to forward his nomination for the Police Chief to the Constitutional Council taking into account the seniority list.
Quoting Police headquarters sources local media has reported that that there are preparations to appoint Senior DIG in charge of Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon as the acting Inspector General of Police.