A corrupt officer who dreamt of being the Inspector General of Police had thrown himself into a fit when the names of the Senior DIG in charge of Central Province, Priyantha Weerasuriya, and Sabaragamuwa Senior DIG, Sanjeeva Dharmaratne, were proposed for the post of IGP instead of the three senior officers of the police who are currently vying for the post of IGP. Sources reveal.
He and the team who are supportive of him were mostly shocked when the name of Central Province Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya was proposed for this position.
Due to the fact that Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya is an honest and decent officer of the Police Department who commands the respect of all, his presence in the fray has ostensibly perturbed the three most senior officers who are claiming the position.
SDI Weerasuriya is a smart officer who started from the smallest position in the Police Department, the position of Police Constable, and has patiently trod a long way. The name of this officer has been referred to higher political authorities by the officers of the Police Department.
If he becomes the Inspector General, he will be the first officer in the history of the police to rise to the highest position after joining as a police constable.
It is reported that Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya has been proposed to the political authority through the police department itself.
The importance of appointing an officer who is not in the race to become the general has been felt by the higher political authority.
Against this backdrop, internal sources in the police department revealed that an organized smear campaign against Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya is now in the offing under the auspices of those expecting to be appointed to the coveted post.
It is revealed from the information of the police that an unofficial special intelligence operation has been launched to find out and report every mistake made by Senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya, covering the entire duty period of the officer concerned, without the knowledge of the Inspector General of Police.
Informed sources revealed that in the present context, senior DIG Priyantha Weerasuriya is going to be the victim of an organized smear campaign.