Senior DIG Anura Senanayake who was hopeful of becoming the IGP would have to retire from the force next June when he turns 60 years, sources from the Police headquarters said.
The Defence Secretary has informed DIG Anura Senanayake that IGP N.K. Illangakoon could not be sent on retirement without any proper reason. However, the Defence Secretary has agreed to appoint Senanayake as the Chairman of the Urban Development Authority (UDA), which is under his purview.
Senanayake nevertheless is yet to decide on whether to accept the post of UDA Chairman since he is now disgruntled that he could not become the IGP.
After consuming liquor at a police party, Senanayake has said that neither he nor the former director of the CID, SSP Mahesh Perera have been able to achieve anything by carrying out the Rajapaksas work. He has added that the new director of the CID, SSP Gamini Mathurata, who has now come forward to continue to carry out Rajapaksas biddings would also be faced with a similar fate.