Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon has been appointed as the Acting Inspector General of Police.
The Senior DIG has been appointed as Acting IGP following the resignation of Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya from the post of IGP. Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya was due to retire on the 18th of this month. Senior IGP N.K. Ilangakoon, who had been in charge of the Police administration Division, had earlier served as the Police Media Spokesman. He has been appointed as the Acting Police Chief to oversee the duties of the IGP as Dr. Balasuriya has gone on leave pending his retirement.