By:Isuru ParakramaColombo (LNW): C.D. Wickramaratne, the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), will be met with the end of the service extension granted to him three months ago today (26).
According to standard procedure, a new IGP needs to be appointed following the expiration of the service extension of the incumbent one, and it is yet to be made public record who will be Wickramaratne’s successor.
Wickramaratne’s service extension of three months was granted by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, when his term as the IGP ended on March 26, 2023.
Early reports claimed that he had handed over the documents required for his retirement, but later it was announced that he will be serving in his position as the IGP for three more months.
Given the President’s return to Sri Lanka today, an update will soon be made on the appointment of a new IGP, considering the recommendations of the Constitutional Council.