Two top police officers transferred | Sunday Observer

Two top police officers transferred

20 September, 2020

Deputy Inspector General, (DIG) Kithsiri Aponsu heading the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) and its Director, Senior Superintendent of Police Sujith Wedamulla have been transferred out of the PNB with the approval of the National Police Commission (NPC). This is the second major police reshuffle within months, official sources said.

The NPC has also approved the transfers of 39 senior police officers, comprising four senior DIGs, 15 DIGs and 20 SSPs. According to the police, the transfers were on service requirements.

Aponsu and Wedamulla were appointed to the top posts in the PNB in July this year when the former heads of the PNB, DIG Sajeewa Medawatta and SSP Manjula Senarath were transferred after a group of PNB officers were implicated for drug smuggling.

DIG Kithsiri Aponso has been transferred to the Police Grievances Division while SSP Sujith Wedamulla will take over as Director, Police Kennels Division. They have been replaced by DIG J.A.U.P Jayasinghe and SSP S.D Wijesekara.

Jayasinghe formerly headed the Tourist Division while Wijesekara functioned as the SSP in charge of the Moneragala Police Division.