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Deshabandu Tennakoon tipped to be next IGP

17 March 2023 11:10 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon is likely to be appointed as the Inspector General of Police following the retirement of the current IGP C.D Wickramaratne, the Daily Mirror learns.

It was reported that the President had recommended to the Constitutional Council the appointment of Senior DIG Tennakoon as the 36th IGP of the Sri Lanka Police.

IGP Wickramaratne is scheduled to retire on March 25.

Tennakoon, studied at Nalanda College in Colombo, joined the Police Service as an apprentice Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1998. He was promoted to the position of Superintendent of Police in 2006. He was later appointed as Deputy Inspector General of Police in 2015. 

He was appointed Senior DIG in 2019 and functioning as the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province for more than three years now. 

  Comments - 18

  • sachith Friday, 17 March 2023 11:31 AM

    Aba saranayi...

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 17 March 2023 11:46 AM

    There'll be a good time for HUMAN BEINGS .

    Chris Friday, 17 March 2023 11:51 AM

    Isn't this the fellow who kept the money that was handed over from President House during the protests? Can expect great things in the future.

    Ranjith Perera Friday, 17 March 2023 11:52 AM

    God help this country. Where we are heading now .

    maina Friday, 17 March 2023 11:54 AM

    This appointment is the last nail to prove that sri lanka is a rogue state.

    Rumesh Cooray Friday, 17 March 2023 11:59 AM


    Nestle Friday, 17 March 2023 12:00 PM

    A political stooge of the present regime ?

    Observer Friday, 17 March 2023 12:01 PM

    One should have a bad record to get promoted under current President.

    Padma Kanthi Friday, 17 March 2023 12:02 PM

    Ideal person for the post to protect the corrupt politicians

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 17 March 2023 12:15 PM

    It is a good example that government of Sri Lanka can only be run with corrupted public officers. Can you expect justice?

    Premalal Perera Friday, 17 March 2023 12:20 PM

    Who said bootlicking doesn't get rewarded?

    sam Friday, 17 March 2023 12:52 PM

    What future will the people have?

    රනිල් පල Friday, 17 March 2023 01:00 PM

    Ranil getting ready for a police state. Even Rajapakses must be worried.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Friday, 17 March 2023 01:15 PM

    Has this appointment been approved by parliamentary committee for Higher Posts? A person with a clean sheet of record with unbiased mind should this position.

    Natalie Nanayakara Friday, 17 March 2023 01:16 PM

    And Harak Kata will be his deputy.

    Ram Friday, 17 March 2023 02:02 PM

    Corrupt appoints corrupts

    Jt Friday, 17 March 2023 02:19 PM

    Zero to hero..... Only in SL... 6.9 mil intelligent voters rule !!! Ya

    gamini Friday, 17 March 2023 02:22 PM

    IMF please note- This is what the state stands for

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