IPA Sri Lanka’s Secretary General appointed to top position

22 Jun 2019

It is with great pride, that we, the IPA of Sri Lanka, announce the appointment of our National Secretary General Mr. Asoka Wijetilleka to the National Police Commission of Sri Lanka as a Commissioner/Member by the Parliamentary Constitutional Council, the apex constitutional body vested with the appointment to the high posts in Sri Lanka.

His appointment to the National Police Commission came to be effective in February 2019, for an uninterrupted period of three years.

The National Police Commission of Sri Lanka is the constitutionally empowered highest Police administrative body, with powers in the appointment, promotion, transfer, disciplinary control and dismissal of police officers of all ranks, except that of the Head of the Police Force, and tasked in the formulation of schemes of recruitment, promotions and transfers, training and improvement of efficiencies and independence of the Sri Lankan Police Force.

Mr Wijetilleka has served in the Sri Lankan Police Force with distinction and was the Head of the CID, the highest investigative arm of the Sri Lankan Police, and Head of Interpol, Sri Lanka, and lastly held the rank of Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, which is the second highest senior post in the hierarchical command structure of the Sri Lanka Police.

He has wide international exposure, experience and training: apart from being a member of the Sri Lankan delegation to the UN Human Rights Council sessions, an Observer Participant at the International Parliamentary Union Annual Assemblies in the past, he has also served in many governmental high positions in National Authorities/Boards and National Agencies of repute in Sri Lanka.

Mr Wijetilleka is currently the President of the Association of Chiefs of Police, Sri Lanka, serves as Senior Adviser of the IPA Asian Affairs Bureau (AAB), based in Macau, and is also a member of the National Security Law and Order Committee of the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka.      

Sunethra Senevirathne, Assistant Secretary General IPA Sri Lanka