Nine senior superintendents promoted to post of DIG

Nine senior superintendents promoted to post of DIG

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jul, 2019 | 10:00 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Nine Senior Superintendents of Police have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General. The promotions were granted based on the scores during the interviews with the approval of the National Police Commission.

Senior Superintendents of Police, W.S.E. Jayasundera, K.V.D.A.J. Karawita, S.W.M.Senaratne, U.P.A.D.K.P.Karunanayaka, T.C.A. Danapala and P.H.M.B.Siriwardena have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General, with effect from the 1st of February this year. P.K.D. Priyantha, N.L.C. Sampath Kumara and M.N.Sisira Kumara have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General, with effect from 2nd of July this year.

Meanwhile, during a discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena and the senior police officers, attention was drawn towards the promotion of 31,500 police officers, who had not received promotions for an extended period of time. The promotion of 31,500 police constables to the rank of police inspectors, was discussed during the meeting.

The Presidents media division said that welfare activities of police officers in lower grades and the shortcomings within the police service were also discussed during the meeting. The inclusion of approximately 25,000 police officers, who sacrificed their lives during the war, into the “Api Wenuwen Api Fund” and to provide housing for their family members through the fund, was also discussed during the meeting.

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