C.D. Wickramaratne assumes duties as new IGP
November 27, 2020 09:47 am
Chandana D. Wickramaratne has assumed duties as the 35th Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Sri Lanka this morning (27).
Police Spokesperson Ajith Rohana stated that IGP Wickramaratne took office at the Police Headquarters in Colombo.
Mr Wickramaratne joined Sri Lanka Police in 1986 as a probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and has been functioning in the bureau for 34 years now.
He worked his way to the top while serving as a Superintendent of Police, Senior Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police and Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police.
In 2019, Mr Wickramaratne was appointed as the Acting IGP, after then-IGP Pujith Jayasundara was sent on compulsory leave following the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
Several days ago, the Parliamentary Council verified the nomination made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint Mr Wickramaratne as the new Inspector General of Police.
IGP Wickramaratne, an alumnus of Ananda College in Colombo, is also a graduate of the University of Colombo.