In the history of the Sri Lanka Police, a female officer is to be re-appointed as an OIC tomorrow after 24 years.
This is the post of OIC of the newly opened Gampaha Nalla Police Station tomorrow.
The Public Service Commission has taken steps to appoint Chief Inspector Kanchana Samarakoon as its OIC.
In the history of the Police of Sri Lanka, the first female officer to hold the post of OIC was in 1997.
That was Mrs. Padmini who served as the Yakkalamulla Police OIC.
After her, a female police officer had never held the post of OIC.
Mrs. Kanchana Samarakoon has also been the OIC of the Women and Children’s Bureau of Police Stations up to now.
Chief Inspector of Police S. M. I. Kanchana Samarakoon will accept the work at 4 pm in the Nalla Police Station in Gampaha tomorrow.
The new police station will be opened by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera, Minister of Public Security on the same day.
Chief Inspector Kanchana Samarakoon was born in the Hemmathagama area in Kegalle and was educated at the Kegalle Girls’ College.
She joined the Sri Lanka Police as a female Sub Inspector in 1997 and has served in various divisions including Chilaw, Vavuniya, Gampaha, Mirigama, Nittambuwa and the CID.
Her husband also serves as a Chief Inspector of Police attached to the Ministerial Security Division of the Sri Lanka Police and is a mother of two.