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IGP: Tennakoon to take over after Wickramaratne’s retirement?

Colombo (LNW): C.D. Wickramaratne has informed the Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) of Police that he will be resigning from his post as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), effective from Saturday (25), Police sources disclosed.

The decision comes in following the conclusion of his fourth service extension.

Originally scheduled to retire on March 26, 2023, Wickramaratne’s service was extended four times by President Wickremesinghe due to the delay in appointing a new IGP.

There is no official notification regarding a further extension for Mr. Wickramaratne or the appointment of a new IGP, Police Media Spokesman Nihal Talduwa told media.

Nevertheless, police headquarters sources indicate that SDIG in charge of the Western Province, Deshbandu Tennakoon is the likely candidate for the role of Acting IGP.

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