Deshabandu Tennakoon was this afternoon (29) appointed as the acting Inspector General Police.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe made the appointment five days after Chandana Wickramaratne retired as the police chief.
On that same day, the president reached agreement with public security minister Tiran Alles, senior presidential advisor Sagala Ratnayake and president’s secretary Saman Ekanayake to appoint Tennakoon to the position in an acting capacity.
Until this appointment, Tennakoon served as senior DIG in charge of the western province.
After receiving his education from Nalanda College, Colombo, he graduated from the University of Kelaniya.
He joined the police department on 23 February 1998 as an ASP, and promoted to the rank of SDIG on 20 November 2019.
Tennakoon is due to retire on 07 March 2032.