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Former IGP's final journey

2 May, 2021

The funeral of former IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya was held with Police honours at the General Cemetery, Borella yesterday.  IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakkon and senior police officers were present. A twenty-one gun salute was also accorded. Former IGP Balasuriya passed away at a private hospital in Colombo on April 29 at the age of 68. He was the 33rd IGP of the Sri Lanka Police Force and he was also the pioneer in introducing the 119 Police Emergency Service in Sri Lanka. He also served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Brazil and the UAE and served as the Secretary to the Law and Order Ministry in 2014. Pic: Sudath Malaweera