Newly  appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon.

The President congratulated the new IGP and presented him with a souvenir during their meeting.

Wickramaratne is the 35th Inspector General of Police and was confirmed in the post after serving as Acting IGP for over one and half years.

He joined the Police service as an Apprentice Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986 and holds a degree from the University of Colombo as well as the Kotelawala Faculty of Defense.

He also holds postgraduate diplomas from Bradford University and Harvard University.