Written by Staff Writer
20 Apr, 2016 | 4:39 pm
Pujith Jayasundara received his letter of appointment as Sri Lanka’s 34th Inspector General of Police on Wednesday April 20 from President Maithripala Sirisena.
The president handed the letter of appointment to the new Inspector General of Police at the Presidential Secretariat.
Three Senior Deputy Inspector Generals of Police were nominated to the Constitutional Council by the President for the post of Inspector General of Police left vacant by N.K. Illangakoon.
The Constitutional Council had thereby recommended Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara to the President as the next IGP.
Meanwhile Pujith Jayasundara assumed duties as the new Inspector General of Police earlier this evening.
Pujith Senadhi Bandara Jayasundara was born on the 15th of March 1960, in the Hill Capital, Kandy, and was a past student of Dharmaraja College, Kandy.
Holding a degree in Business Management from the Sri Jayewardenepura University, Jayasundera joined the Police Service on the 2nd of May 1985 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He was promoted to the rank of Superintendent in 1991, Senior Superintendent in 1996, and on the 11th of May 2005, Jayasundara was promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
On the 2nd of June 2010, Pujith Jayasundara was appointed as a Senior DIG, and has been appointed as the Senior DIG in charge of the Uva, Western, Northern, and Eastern provinces.
An officer who has shown skill in tackling terrorism, drug smuggling and numerous other fields, Pujith Jayasundera is Sri Lanka’s 34th Inspector General of Police.
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