The three month service extension given to IGP CD Wickramatunga is scheduled to end tomorrow (25/02/2023).
But it is reported that the President has not yet proposed a name to the Constitutional Council to appoint a new Inspector General of Police.
The Constituent Assembly met for the last time on the 22nd, but at that time no decision was taken regarding the post of Inspector General of Police. It is reported that there is a tough competition between senior DIGs Nilantha Jayawardena and Deshabandhu Thennakone to become the next IGP. It is reported that the current IGP is likely to be given another service extension by the President.