Osmund de Silva
Osmund de Silva, a coloursman in athletics at Ananda, went on to be the first Buddhist Inspector General of Police. As a conscientious officer, Osmund refused to carry out inappropriate orders of the Prime Minister and for that he was removed.
The Sinhala Buddhist associations, which were active in electing S W R D Bandaranaike as Prime Minister, vehemently opposed the removal on the grounds that he was a Buddhist and that his successor would be a Christian.
The Prime Minister was sensitive to this call and selected a Buddhist from the Civil Service to succeed him..
M. W. F. Abeykoon
Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike choice’s as successor to Osmund De Silva was civil servant M.W.F. Abeykoon. He was the first and only civilian to have held this office. The Police top brass was aghast at this. Though divided among themselves the senior DIG’s were united in opposing an outsider. The senior Police officers irrespective of racial and religious differences met together and discussed the situation. One idea mooted was for all senior Police officers to resign en masse in symbolic protest. It was however ruled out because such drastic action could demoralize the Police service and trigger off a major calamity.
Since the Premier was vehemently insisting that a Buddhist should be made IGP the senior non Buddhist DIG’s in a remarkable gesture resolved to shelve their rightful claim and opt for a viable alternative. They decided to select the senior most Buddhist Police officer in service, Stanley Senanayake and ask the Prime minister to appoint him as the IGP and pledged to serve under him diligently. Stanley Senanayake was a police Superintendent (SP) at that time. He had joined the Police force as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in 1943. But the Prime Minister went on with his appointment.
Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya
Dr. Balasuriya joined the Police Department in 1978 and was appointed IGP on November 2, 2009 following the retirement of the then IGP Jayantha Wickremaratne. He was awarded a PhD by the St. Petersburg University of Russia. The IGP earned his doctorate for his studies on terrorism in Sri Lanka and subject of national security. IGP Balasuriya also holds a BSc. in Chemistry and had previously held the posts of Senior DIG Admin, Ops Command, Transport and Communication and Welfare at the Police Headquarters. He was also the pioneer in introducing the 119 Police Emergency Service in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Balasuriya handed over his resignation with effect from 17th June 2011 at the age of 58. According to the Media Center for National Security, IGP Balasuriya wrote history as the first ever government senior official to forward his resignation in response to the act of misconduct of his subordinates. In his retirement announcement, IGP Balasuriya stated that, the actions initiated against employees of the Free Trade Zone by the Police at Katunayake, on 30th May 2011, was unsatisfactory and that he will never shy away from his responsibility.
Senior Old Anandians attached the Police
RETD/Snr.DIG Mr. K.P.P. Pathirana Co- ordinating Sec to HE the President
RETD/DIG Mr. A.D.U.S.K. Gunasekara
RETD/DIG Mr. K.L.M. Sarathchandara Co- ordinating Sec to HE the President
RETD/DIG Mr. H.K.S. Pinidiya
RETD/DIG Mr. N.D.L. Dalpadathu
RETD/SSP Mr. Upali Silva
RETD/SSP Mr. H.D.U.A. Dharmasena
RETD/SSP Mr.Ceci Kariyawasam
RETD/ASP Mr. Prasanna Ginige
Snr.DIG Mr. Chandana Wickramarathne North Central Range
DIG Mr. P.S.K. Dayananda North Central
SSP Mr. M. Indu Karunarathne East Tiomor
SP Mr. L.C. Gunawardana Monaragala
SP Mr. Ajith Rohana PHQ
SP Mr. S.P. Ranagala Ampara
SP Mr. D.J. Palihakkara PMSD
SP Mr. Ravi Pieris Ex. PSD iv
SP Mr. P.S.R. Dayananda Colombo Central
ASP Mr. U.S.I. Perera IR
ASP Mr. T.P. Gamalath CCTV
ASP Mr. S.M.Y. Senewirathne Colombo South II
ASP Mr. G.K.J. Aponsu PHQ
ASP Mr. J.S. Weerasekara Transport
ASP Mr. S.R.A.R. Singhebahu STF
ASP Mr. Ayesh Weerakkody SIS
ASP Mr. Athula Weerasinghe Seethawaka
ASP Mr. Janaka Gunathilaka Mulathiw
ASP Mr. D.D.D.K. Hettiarchchi STF
ASP Mr. Deepthi Disanayaka PHQ
ASP Mr. A.P. Naugalage MSD
ASP Mr. Roshan Dias TPT Division
ASP Mr. S.P. Wijesekara Ampara
Died in Action
Mr. Naya Gunarathna STF
Mr. Damayantha Wimalarathna STF