Fernando has come up as a nominee for the position, presidential secretariat sources say.
Former IGP N.K. Illangakoon too, is considered a contender.
President Sirisena had a two-hour long discussion with Illangakoon some days ago, where the criticisms and crises in the police department were discussed, according to the sources.
Police commission’s term ends
Meanwhile, the term of the national police commission ended yesterday.
Until such time new members are appointed, the past members can function in their capacities, as per clause 41 E of the 19th amendment to the constitution.
Meanwhile, president Sirisena had talks with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe last Friday regarding the prevailing political situation.