Senior DIG Pujitha Jayasundara has been appointed as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Earlier, the Constitutional Council nominated Senior DIG Pujitha Jayasundara as the next Inspector General of Police, sources revealed.
President Maithripala Sirisena sent the nominations of the three most senior serving members of the Police Department for the post of IGP to the Constitutional Council on April 8.
The three names proposed by the President are Acting IGP S. M. Wickramasinghe, Senior Deputy Inspectors General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Chandana Wickramaratne.
Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara was reported to be the forerunner among the contenders for the post of IGP.
The post of IGP fell vacant with the retirement of N.K. Illangakoon on April 11.