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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2369

Sri Lanka: Jayantha Wickremaratne the New Inspector General of Police

Colombo, 01 July, (Asiantribune.com): Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police Jayantha Wickremaratne will assume duties as the new Inspector General of Police by taking over the reins from the outgoing IGP Victor Perera who retires today.

In the meantime the outgoing IGP Victor Perera met President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees to bid farewell before going on retirement.

The new DIG Wickremaratne completed his education at Thurstan College and later obtained an Honours Degree in Public Administration from Sri Jayawardenepura University in 1973. He received his Post Graduate Diploma Certificate in Criminology from Sri Jayawardenepura University recently.IGP Victor perera farewell call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on 30th. (Pix by Suadth Silva)IGP Victor perera farewell call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on 30th. (Pix by Suadth Silva)

Mr. Wickremaratne joined the police Force in 1974 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police in 1983. He was promoted as a Senior SP in 1989 and Deputy Inspector General of Police in 1993.

Wickremaratne is a member of the National Dangerous Drug Control Board, Director National Child Protection Authority, Council Member of the International Police Organisation, Secretary and the President of the Police Savings Association.

He was also the President of the Sri Lanka Amateur Kabadi Federation.

- Asian Tribune -

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