Eleven Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) by the National Police Commission (NPC).
They were promoted based on the marks following an interview. The promotions of 8 DIGs came to effect from November 30 while other three promotions are with effect from January 5, 2020.
SSP D.M.M. Pussalla of the Mount-Lavinia Division has obtained highest marks and promoted as the DIG with effect from November 5.
The other promoted DIGs were: D.P. Chandrasiri (Director Bribery and Corruption), H.N.K.D. Wijaya Sri (Director- Welfare Division),G.I.D.R. Wijesinghe (Director - Admin), S.S.A.N.L.K. Nanayakkara (State Intelligence Service), K. Kadupitiya (Negombo Division),G.A.N.L.Wijesena and M.W.G.L. Gunathilaka (STF).
A.G.J. Chandrakumara (Commanding Officer of the Police Field Force HQ), A.K.C. Athukorala ((Welfare Division) and W.P.N. Silva (Police Field Force HQ) were promoted to the rank of DIG from January 5, 2020.