October 23, 2019

CC approves Senior DIG Wickramaratne as acting IGP

The President had earlier demanded the resignation of IGP Pujith Jayasundara after accusing him and the former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando of failing in their duties prior to the Easter Sunday bombings.Fernando resigned but Jayasundara refused to do so. He was then sent on compulsory leave. The Constitutional Council (CC) which met today has approved the appointment of Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police C. D. Wickramaratne as the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).C. D. Wickramaratne was appointed to the post by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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