Controversy Arises Over Service Extension of C.D Wickramaratne and Appointment of New IGP

A letter sent by the Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne to the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security with a copy to the National Police Commission is currently circulating in some media and social media.

In the same letter, along with the initial investigation report conducted by the Police Special Investigation Unit regarding the amount of rupees one crore seventy eight lakh fifty thousand rupees found there when the militants took over the President’s House at Colombo Fort during the last People’s protest, the charge sheets against a group of officers including Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Deshbandu Tennakoon.

There are two dramatic issues related to this circulating article.

The first of which is that this letter is circulating in the media and social media, but this has not yet been received by the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security to whom it refers. Accordingly, it is clear that the Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne has forwarded this to the media even before going to the duty reference due to some urgency. This is not another emergency, it is the news from the day before yesterday (16) that he will not get the extension of service he was hoping for and that Senior DIG Deshbandu Tennakoon will be appointed to the position of IGP.

LNW reported in an earlier news that C.D. Wickramaratne, hoping for an extension of service for another year, sent requests after requests to the political authorities asking them to allow him to serve as the Inspector General of Police next year as all the three seniors below him have been charged with various charges. But that hope of Wickramaratne has been completely broken by yesterday (17).

We have already reported that no approval has been received for giving him a service extension …read more

Source:: LNW English