C. D. Wickramaratne assumes duties as the newly appointed Inspector General of Police

C. D. Wickramaratne assumes duties as the newly appointed Inspector General of Police

C. D. Wickramaratne assumes duties as the newly appointed Inspector General of Police

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

27 Nov, 2020 | 10:27 pm

Colombo (News 1st): C. D. Wickramaratne assumed duties as the 35th Inspector General of Police at the Police Headquarters today.

The new Chief of Police joined the Department of Police in 1986 as a probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and served in the position for 34 years.

IGP Wickramaratne was thereafter appointed as the Acting IGP on the 28th of April in 2019 following the April 21st Attack.

He served as the Acting IGP for one and a half years before assuming duties as the 35th IGP of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan Police Force was established on the 3rd of September 1866 by the British by appointing G. W. R. Campbell as the first Police Chief of Sri Lanka.

Since 1866 to-date 34 IGPs have been appointed in Sri Lanka and C. D. Wickremaratne is the 35th Inspector General of Police.

On the 1st of June 1947, Sir Richard Aluvihare was the first Sri Lankan to hold the office of Inspector General.

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