Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Anura Senanayake has passed away this afternoon, his family sources confirmed.
Anura Senanayake had joined Sri Lanka Police in 1973 as a Sub Inspector. He was then promoted to the rank of Inspector 08 years later. In 1985, he received a promotion to the post of Chief Inspector.
He has served as the OIC of Weerangula, Veyangoda, Kilinochchi, Ragama, Welikada and mirihana police stations.
Senayayake also held the post of State Information Officer in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Batticaloa, Chilaw, Polonnaruwa and Jaffna.
He was appointed the as the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division in 2008 and was promoted to the rank of Senior DIG in December 2011.
The former Senior DIG was arrested in 2016 for allegedly withholding evidence in Wasim Thajudeen murder case.