IGP ratifies STF Commandant appointment

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Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara ratified the appointment of Senior DIG M.R. Latheef as the Commandant of the Special Task Force with immediate effect, ending weeks of speculation.

The appointment which was made a short while ago came in the backdrop of moves to override the recommendation of the IGP and the National Police Commission, in appointing the former Special Task Force veteran.

Latheef who joined the Police force in 1979 was a member of the first batch of the STF in 1984 after which he specialized in counter terrorism. He holds a masters degree is Human Rights from the Colombo University and has completed his academic training at the Fort McNair university in the United States.

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  • REALPATRIAT Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:44 AM

    WELL DONE INDEPEND POLICE COMMISSION . via DM Android App

    Said Mohammed Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:46 AM

    Congratulations to Senior DIG M.R. Latheef on his new appointment. With all his experience and educational background he is sure to perform a good job.

    ziyard Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:50 AM

    hats off for IGP,he is a gentleman and not a racist....

    REALPATRIAT Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:49 AM

    PREVIOUS POLITICALLY DEPENDENT DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. HAS NOW CHANGED INDEPENDED POLICE COMMISSION. THANKS TO YAHAPALA NA. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:01 PM

    WE ARE PROUDOF OUR COUNTRY NOW. WE HAVE INDEPENENT JUDICIARY INDEPENDED POLICE COMMISSION AND INDEPENENT MEDIA .THEY WERE ONLY DREAM DURING MAARA REGIME. via DM Android App

    Belated Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:04 PM

    These are independant appointments....sanith prevails at last...

    Suresh Dewapriya Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:04 PM

    Racial combination in higher rank of countries political and military activities is a need of the time, such a combination can bring about a good results, there are political entities promote racial tension over nation to come in to power, well done yahapalanaya we respect your decision.

    A W Abdulkany Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:06 PM

    The honour and the dignity of the NPC and the Police are saved without bowing down to political and corrupt elements' high pressure. Give a chance to honesty, integrity and fair play to uplift the good governance government.

    mimslanka Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:08 PM

    That's 'INDEPENDENT'.Independent Police Commission.The first word is served; the middle word stagnant; the last word is a public service misnomer.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:27 PM

    All those president secretariat who works on invisible characters and trying to exceed their limits should be immediately kicked off before it is too late.

    Kosala Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:44 PM

    wel done IGP sir You have proved your credibility. via DM Android App

    Isthiaq Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:58 PM

    Congratulations. Strong and independent move. Wishing all the best to Police department to perform their duties independently and to all in Sri Lanka

    Don Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:59 PM

    Good job!

    willows Thursday, 18 August 2016 01:19 PM

    Well done

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 19 August 2016 09:28 AM

    Now we have a honest and straight forward IGP, well in the near future he will take necessary actions against the rotten Joint Opposition and wipe it off. Good luck Sir.

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 19 August 2016 09:30 AM

    If FCID is headed by IGP, for sure by now MR

    fahim Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:26 PM

    Congratulations ! Well done Sir, DIG Latheef is the ideal person to head the STF with all is experience and training.

    Harry Friday, 19 August 2016 10:01 AM

    Unable to find .......Fort McNair university in the United States.

    Brian Perera Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:43 PM

    The new IGP is very forthright in his actions.This type of gentleman officers are very much appreciated by those who desire the very best for it's people and beloved Nation.I salute you sir.

    Chandita Thursday, 18 August 2016 04:57 PM

    Sounds a great candidate on paper

    Dee Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:08 PM

    When a house becomes infested with rats, bugs, molea etc. It is not an easy task for a new tenant to put it in order. Even the good old cat might turn out to be a mole. Hats off to yahapalana for taking out rats one by one and putting the house in order, we waited so long, we can wait a bit more. Congratulations SIR!

    Tania Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:22 PM

    DIG Latheef is one of the most honest and honourable officers in the Police. He was denied his rightful place due to these very characteristics. This is an excellent move.


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