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.