IGP Appointment: President Grants 3 Month Service Extension To IGP Wickremaratne

The President issued the gazette notification regarding the extension of the service of Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne today.

According to the announcement, this service extension will be effective for a period of three months from March 26.

It was widely speculated over the past few weeks that SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, a senior police offer whose name is linked to a number of controversies, would be appointed to the post of IGP.

A number of parties, including civil society organizations, raised serious concerns about the matter.