June 30, Colombo: Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jayantha Wickremaratne assumes duties as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) from tomorrow. He will be the 31st IGP of Sri Lanka police department.
A ceremony was held to felicitate the departing IGP Victor Perera in Colombo this evening. 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.
He was an old boy of Thurstan College in Colombo and holder of an Honours Degree in Public Administration from Sri Jayawardenepura University. He also received his post graduate diploma certificate in criminology from Sri Jayewardenepura University recently.
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 in 2001 and Chairman of the Police Kabadi Tournament Committee since year 2000.