Woman Chief Inspector to assume duties as Officer-in-Charge

A Woman Chief Inspector is to assume duties as an Officer-in-Charge (OIC) for the second time in the history of the Sri Lanka Police.

Accordingly, Chief Inspector Kanchana Samarakoon is to assume duties as the OIC of the Nalla Police Station in Gampaha.

Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara will declare open the new Police station tomorrow (Thursday).

Samarakoon was educated in Kegalle and joined the Sri Lanka Police in 1997.

She served at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and in multiple Police divisions including in Chilaw, Vavuniya, Gampaha, Mirigama and Nittambuwa. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Just tell us what successful investigations and prosecutions she has carried out. Is she just another token ass kisser ? As I recall, there was a woman in charge of Dengue eradication. Tell us how successful she was.

    Don’t herald the appointment of women as a groundbreaking development. Unless the woman is competent, she can set the women’s movement back, rather bolstering the cause.

  2. No one can do their jobs without interference from Politicians. Where Sri Lanka Police Force is concerned, she will also encounter, jealousy, back stabbing, sabotage and lack of cooperation especially from the incompetent, desk bound, bent pen pushers in the Senior Ranks. We have seen this with a previous appointment. Because of these, Sri Lanka cannot progress and will remain stewing in the bottom league as a Third World country.


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