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* IGP orders changes in Sri Lanka police ranks
Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 09:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police (IGP) had on April 17 issued a special communication regarding the transfer of 64 senior police officers.

These senior police officers include four DIGs, four SSPs, 40 ASPs and 16 inspectors.

According to the Police Headquarters, the transfers are to come in to effect from Tuesday, April 20.

DIG for western area of the North-Western Province Daya Samaraweera has been appointed as the new DIG of Criminal Investigations Department replacing the DIG Nandana Munasinghe who has been appointed to take the lead at Colombo Division of Crime Investigations and Operations.

DIG Organised Crimes and Crime Investigations Anura Senanayake has been appointed as DIG Colombo and Additional DIG Police Welfare Sisil Perera has been appointed to the Police Range Force Headquarters.

Among the others transferred are several high ranking officers at the CID.

Deputy Director CID, SSP D. Ranasinghe had been transferred to the Police Community Division and SSP Wimal Samarasekera who was in charge of Investigations on at the CID had been transferred to the Combined Operations Headquarters.

ASPs of the CID P. Ampawila had been transferred to Kilinochchi, Shani Abeysekera to Homagama, Sisira Nanayakkara to Panadura, P.R. Katrunaratne to Galle and Renuka Jayasundera to Police Women's and Children's Bureau.

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