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Thennakoon’s first move: 19 key appointments and transfers in Police

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Deshbandhu is a geopolitical time bomb that can explode at any moment,  harming the country and the people. - NationalAlert.lkColombo, Dec 9 (Daily Mirror) - A total of 19 police officers, including a Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG), seven Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs), nine SSPs, and two ASPs, have been either transferred or appointed to positions by the Acting IGP Deshabandu Thennakoon with immediate effect.

Police said that these transfers had been made with the approval of the National Police Commission.

This marks the first round of transfers by Thennakoon since assuming office as the Acting IGP.

Accordingly, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police U.P.A.D.K.P.  Karunanayake has been transferred as Senior DIG in charge of the Uva Province from Ratnapura District, and Female Senior Superintendent of Police R.A.D. Ms. Kumari has been appointed as the Director of the Computer Crime Investigation Division from Police Headquarters.

The transferred DIGs are as follows:

D.P. Chandrasiri from the post of DIG in charge of Field Force Headquarters to DIG in charge of Galle District.
G.I.D.R. Wijesinghe from Galle District as DIG in charge of Field Force Headquarters.
D.V.P. Ajith Hesiri from the post of DIG in charge of the Recruitment and Training Division to DIG in charge of the Special Security Division.
A.S.P.C. Wedamulla from the position of DIG in charge of Shipping and Tourism Division to DIG in charge of Kurunegala District.

Acting DIG H. Samudrajeewa has been transferred from the position of DIG in charge of the Western Province Community Police, Environmental Protection, and Public Order Management Division to DIG in charge of the Shipping and Tourism Division.

Acting DIG H.C.A. Pushpakumara has been transferred from the Grievance Division to the DIG in charge of the Recruitment and Training Division.

Acting DIG. W.S.P de Silva has been transferred from the Prime Minister's Security Division to the DIG in charge of the Prime Minister's Security Division.

Senior Superintendent of Police D.M.M.A.B. Mahagirilla has been appointed as the Director of Transport Division from the National Police Training Institute.

SSP K.G.P.B. Samarapala has been transferred from the position of Director of the Service Training Division to Director of the Criminal Intelligence, Analysis, and Prevention Division.

SSP S.M.K.C. Tillakaratne has been appointed as the Director of Headquarters Administration attached to the Police Headquarters from Mullaitivu Division.

SSP R.G.A.B. Gunathilaka has been transferred from the Transport Division to the Officer-in-Charge of the Gampola Division.

Female Senior Superintendent of Police P.G.J.M. Ariyasena has been transferred from the Examination Division to the Director of IGP Secretariat Division.

SSP R.M.P.N. Ratnayake has been appointed as the Director of the Tourism Police Division from the position of SSP of the Gampola Division.

SSP R.A.D.E.L. Randeniya has been transferred from the post of Director of the Computer Crime Investigation Division to the Director of the Homicide and Organized Crime Division.

SSP M.D.P. Dayaratne has been appointed as DIG in charge of Ratnapura District from the Information Division, IGP Command.

SSP W.A. Somaratne has been transferred from the Welfare Division to the Director, Information Division, IGP Command.

ASP D.M.N.C. Somasinghe has been appointed as the Acting Director of the Law Division from Kandy Division.


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  • D P P Prasad Saturday, 09 December 2023 09:49 AM

    Deliberately he is doing this to take revenge from the officers who were opposing against his promotion. Thus such officers will be discarded and marginalised. And then the cronies whenever they raise their hands in favour his decisions will be associated continuously

    Jude Saturday, 09 December 2023 10:04 AM

    Bandu covering all bases with his henchmen!!

    Ex SSP Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:58 AM

    All the women transferred so far has been to the Police Headquarters, closer to him !!

    Sunil Saturday, 09 December 2023 12:58 PM

    Wbat is going to happen to country

    Ram Saturday, 09 December 2023 02:44 PM

    Most transfers are to suit the wishes of his Masters for them to get help at the next elections, great start to be a servant for his Masters. let us see how he handles the drugs, crime, bribery, traffic fatal accidents etc

    Onlooker Saturday, 09 December 2023 04:12 PM

    How nice. Kumari out of HQ and M/s Ariyasena in.

    Nimal Saturday, 09 December 2023 04:50 PM

    Revenge!!!!

    Retribution at its best Saturday, 09 December 2023 05:57 PM

    Retribution like no one has ever seen. Long live religion in SL for the hypocrites.

    VJ Sunday, 10 December 2023 08:18 AM

    It is like prophecy, this country will be totally destroyed before it could be rebuilt.

    Gonaliya Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:27 PM

    Acting IGP Vehesabandu Ponnakoon out in full force.

    DD Monday, 11 December 2023 05:32 AM

    NAKATHATA WADA. Commencing at an auspicious time, Acting LOKKA started rearranging positions in the police, like playing a big card game. Will this help him? Let's find out where the 'Joker,' or perhaps even the trump card, where it will end up? We citizens are watching you.

    Protestor Monday, 11 December 2023 03:50 PM

    Western Province is where most Protests, Demonstrations and even an Aragalaya could take place. Hence , Policemen who are known supporters of the Government and willing to suppress any kind of opposition may be brought here.


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