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President appoints Deshabandu Tennakoon as acting IGP

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon as the acting Inspector-General of Police.

According to sources, he has been appointed for a period of three months.

 


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  • L Jaya Wednesday, 29 November 2023 12:56 PM

    Sri Lanka is a rogue state. Save Sri Lanka

    Hamlet Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:00 PM

    Thats how the Act Starts... Now let the games begin..!!

    Pullma Dingalinga Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:03 PM

    At the next elections, the same corrupt clowns will be elected. Who is to blame ?

    lankaputha Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:07 PM

    I had little respect for Police as there were few who did an honorable job.. Sure now with this man's appointment, none will perform duties per rule.. God bless Srilankans

    Sharowana Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:11 PM

    Deyyo Sakki

    Sokrates Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:25 PM

    It is unbelievable that Ranil has appointed a crook and criminal as the highest police officer in this country, even if it is only for 3 months. This man has shown through his lawless behavior over the last few years that he is a disgrace to the police. He has brought Sri Lanka into disrepute worldwide and should have been fired years ago.

    Gune Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:26 PM

    What a racket this country is. They all look after themselves. Joke!!!!

    Cherath Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:27 PM

    At the end, the Bad and Ugly triumphs in Sri Lanka. All sins of the perpetrators will be covered. There is no cat in hell's chance Sri Lanka will recover, as things are.

    sachith Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:39 PM

    oh yes. This is the begging of next windoda samaya... We knew there will be an attack, but not this magnitude season 2

    DHARMATILEKE Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:45 PM

    “Birds of a feather flocks together “

    W L Perera Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:03 PM

    Vanity Run Amok! How can a man with so much accusations be appointed the head of police! This is absured

    hb Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:05 PM

    iwarayi

    Ram Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:07 PM

    The officer with a questionable past, who is disliked by all but liked by SLPP politicians appointed. This appointment confirms, what President is made of. Good luck to all Sri Lankans

    Disgusted citizen Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:09 PM

    The only second world country in that has appointed a criminal as the chief of police. We need the JVP to rescue the country.

    Ranil the retarded Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:10 PM

    Who is presidents chief advisor? Harak Kata?

    No to God Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:16 PM

    Al least Ranil showing some spine. Whatever rogue is Deshabandu becomes immaterial but letting Cardinal run the country altogether would have been a god's kingdom.

    Backbencher Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:42 AM

    Fully agree

    John Fernando Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:36 PM

    Beginning of the end.

    Nilmini Welivita Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:44 PM

    Excellent choice Mr. President. Deshabandhu is the best person for the job.

    Ranil and his lowlife friends Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:50 PM

    Were the selection criteria? Must be of low intelligence Must have a criminal conviction Must obey orders from criminal politicians Must have participated in harresment and torture of innocent

    RuwanL Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:01 PM

    Amidst major protests by everyone the President appoints the most unsuitable person as IGP. This is pure arragence and pig headed appointment. Feels sorry for our country! Is this with the approval of the Constitutional Council?

    Scary Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:38 AM

    What does it mean? The indirect message is "I/We don't care about the public/majority opinions/protests". There is no fear of loosing in the next election. Probably the machinery is already in place to rigg the election. There are players external to SL who are there to advise/facilitate. If that happens imagine the scale of social unrest that could befall on SL if the elections are held (rigged) or indefinitely postponed (despite the proclamation of elections in 2025). The scenario looks scary.

    Bandu Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:05 PM

    Sad when the top plays favourites. Public good is secondary.

    Mahila Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:23 PM

    Is The Constitutional Council (CC) properly constituted to decide on the appointment of IGP? There was some "NOISE" to the Contrary, because the Nominee will not be able to start work - NO Mandate to Perform!!!???

    Grace Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:31 PM

    Appoint Deshabandu Tennakoon as IGP Not as acting IGP, People know this is a ruse.

    Mokan Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:32 PM

    First stop arresting people under PTA

    Kick these dirt bags out Wednesday, 29 November 2023 03:53 PM

    Government by the crooks Of the crooks For the crooks

    N.M. Perera Wednesday, 29 November 2023 04:01 PM

    Good choice by President. Will be a good IGP and restore Law and Order.

    TC Wednesday, 29 November 2023 07:52 PM

    I like your sarcasm!! Just that, don't think many would have caught it! Lol

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 29 November 2023 04:17 PM

    Based on his recent actions, it appears that Mr. Kaputa is the one who makes important decisions now.

    Uncle Paradise Wednesday, 29 November 2023 04:50 PM

    First with Roshan and now with this appointment disregarding the CC, the Presidentvhas shown is true colours. It's abundantly clear what games he's playing and what system he's changing.

    Samantha Wednesday, 29 November 2023 05:09 PM

    I don't think this is a good example of a corrupt and bankrupt country. This fellow is a criminal himself. He has a bad reputation for his anti-social behavior.He was accused of his involvement with the drug mafia. He himself got assaulted by the public for his anti-social behavior with thug politicians.RW should not bend his policies for short-term gains. By doing that, he helps JVP gain more and more ground. 

    Buddhist Wednesday, 29 November 2023 05:41 PM

    End of Police credibility in SL. What a joke appointing a guy when there are so many cases pending against him in the courts! This shows that the President is insane.

    dinesh Wednesday, 29 November 2023 05:44 PM

    if you needed to know anything about Sri Lankan politics the new "acting" IGP says it all....

    Wassntha Wednesday, 29 November 2023 06:30 PM

    Better appoint a Mafia king pin

    UAli Wednesday, 29 November 2023 06:50 PM

    This may be RW ‘s choice, but it’s important position to maintain peace in the country, truthfully this particular appointment along would lead chaos in the country that lead to anarchy, leads ,RW would try through DBT to suppress by force,but that method hold water for no longer

    Concerned Wednesday, 29 November 2023 07:36 PM

    It’s so depressing to think that all the crooks are in high positions stealing from the citizens and enjoying every moment of it. A sorry state

    merril Wednesday, 29 November 2023 08:16 PM

    sri lanka will never become a lawfull country . very sad about our country.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 29 November 2023 11:05 PM

    This is a setup to manipulate elections and election laws. Need a crook to do dirty tricks.

    Anthony. R Wednesday, 29 November 2023 11:41 PM

    Another to combat drugs and crime. Remember a President in the recent past also pledged to fo the same,but he fled the country and had no place to hide, and back now here like deflated balloon. What a joke by the Joker.

    Pantha Kumaran Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:24 AM

    We are living in a country where the President can;t appoint an IGP for the past 6 months. We are ruled by punch of jokkers.

    Paramanathan Thursday, 30 November 2023 05:19 AM

    Political robbers are in dire need the support of the police to protect them from the people. They were on a head hunt a senior officer favourable to them. President Ranil Wickremesinghe is the only leader in the world is very keen to safeguard and protect the corrupted politicians than his ever suffering people.

    Abd Thursday, 30 November 2023 06:44 AM

    Ranil who shamelessly associated with rapist Gonawala Sunil and even made him justice of peace,won’t feel disgrace of this selection, but I doubt he could afford this much of opposition even he is original Hitlar

    Buddhist Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:17 AM

    Even the courts wanted this thug to be transferred and the Constitutional Council ignored it. It's time for every worker who believes in law and order to strike and stay at home until he is removed from this appointment. This should be the new Aragalaya.

    Cherath Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:46 AM

    His foremost testimonial was provided by his thick buddy Tiran Alles - partner-in-crime and in all seedy dealings. Sri Lanka is beyond recovery even by Gods.

    Hadiran Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:51 AM

    Let's watch his credibility for the 3 month as the acting IGP and judge . Curbing Crime rates ,Murder,Drug mafia are three basic priorities !!!!

    Ron Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:00 AM

    If Sri Lanka have a we'll established Royal Commission to crackdown all government officials who are involved in any criminal activities all nonsense will be stopped next step should be taken to set-up tough judicial system in place for the sake of saving the country and countries future Mr president is the key factor gradually get a system in place for future generations to come.....Its not easy given the circumstances that all facing due to lacking in quality to choose and pick....

    dana Thursday, 30 November 2023 02:14 PM

    Protesting public, please expect more baton and water canon charges arrests soon,RW wishes such so new officer tends to so


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