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A team of senior police officers have moved the Supreme Court against the appointment of  Bimsani Jasingharachchi as the DIG in charge of welfare, the first woman to hold such a high post in the police service, Daily Mirror learns.

Jasingharachchi was appointed to the post by the National Police Commission earlier. However, a team of senior police officers aggrieved by this appointment had petitioned the Supreme Court against it.

The case will be heard tomorrow. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 15

  • Benji Monday, 15 February 2021 05:30 AM

    So !!! what is wrong if a female holds the post as a DIG. The senior officers should be each given a kick up their rear and ask to get out.

    Saranga W Monday, 15 February 2021 05:33 AM

    Disgusting MEN

    Narrow mindedness Monday, 15 February 2021 05:35 AM

    Don’t these senior officers have better things to do? Sri Lankans are so narrow minded that they fail to understand and accept that the world has changed. Women’s empowerment has long before taken place and women do a diligent job in whatever they do in developed countries. No wonder Sri Lankan is still a third-world country.

    Jude Monday, 15 February 2021 05:44 AM

    Why ? There's a unwritten guy Code!! DIG's men's only club,!!! Huh!! Time to change !!

    Jude Monday, 15 February 2021 05:52 AM

    Ms Bimsani congrats! You broke the glass ceiling!! We need more women in police hiarachy !!! Don't allow some bunch of morons to deter you!!

    Jude Monday, 15 February 2021 05:57 AM

    Hey you old farts, (this is not the 60s or 70s) this is the New millennium!! Let's face it like a man!!! Yeah!!

    mohamed Sulaiman Monday, 15 February 2021 06:17 AM

    Aney Aney feel sorry for u guys,how pathetic u police officers behave just because a deserving and qualified woman police officer got a promotion,u guys are crying shame for the uniform you wear,Except it be like men and fight for good cause, dont behave like Sissies.

    Andrew Silva Monday, 15 February 2021 07:07 AM

    These police officers who move against the appointment of a female as the first DIG are living in the "Gal- stone yougaya"

    Gamarala Monday, 15 February 2021 07:09 AM

    How can these so-called leaders respect each and every citizen if they are not willing to respect a duly appointed leader from their ranks, just because it happens to be a woman? Wake up! It's 2020.

    Janaka Monday, 15 February 2021 07:46 AM

    In USA, vice president is a lady and that's ok with everyone...we also had a lady President...so what is the issue here??????, until we go pass this mentality we are doomed...If she is good at the job, that's what counts..

    Sandy Monday, 15 February 2021 07:47 AM

    It may be due to seniority issues

    Silva Monday, 15 February 2021 02:31 PM

    Grow up Banana Republic mens. Head of London police commissioner is a woman and doing a better job.

    G abe Monday, 15 February 2021 03:06 PM

    Fire the dinosaurs

    Martin Milton Monday, 15 February 2021 03:26 PM

    What on earth is the matter with this frightened pack of 'hounds' ?? Let this lady be a part of the Police Force and rise up in position as her services are approved. If she is suitable let her be even the IGP! MM

    roobarbie Monday, 15 February 2021 03:27 PM

    Terrible! I hope that the court will move against the lazy and inefficient policeMEN that were petitioning against the efficient policewoman. Envious and crooked baskets


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