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Deshabandu reveals his plans

30 Nov 2023 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

Newly appointed acting IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon told reporters yesterday that everyone would soon witness how he operates as the police chief.   
Q:How do you expect to work for the people and the country in your new position?   
I have held various positions in the police service for 25 years. So, I have experience. I will take foward the police service for the betterment of the people of Sri Lanka.   
Q:Drugs and crimes are on the rise these days. What will be your action plan to address those issues?   
My top most priority is to safeguard national security. My second priority is to wipe out drugs.Drugs has been a huge issue in villages and school children today.I have an action plan on that.I hope to put that into practice. And also,I am planning to take action on the threat of organized crimes and extortions.   
Q:  Various people have a perception that you are biased to a particular political party and acting to satisfy their whims and fancies?   
When I served in the Western Province, both the public seeking my services and the officers alongside me are aware of how I functioned without being influenced by political motives. You can see that I am not a person of that sort through my actions.