Ravi Waidyalankara hails from city of Kurunegala, and a distinguished old boy of Maliyadeva College. Joined the Sri Lanka Police as a Sub-Inspector, and raised upto the rank of Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police , completing over 40 years continuous service, in Police with effect from 1979. Held the most prestigious and sensitive designations both in Territorial and functional Divisions, including war zones in North and East.

Ravi Waidyalankara, is one of the most distinguished and outstanding Officer who has been holding key positions in the field of National Intelligence, and honoured to be served as the Director of Criminal Investigations Department, the pioneered to form Financial Crimes Investigation Division (the first Financial Crimes Investigation outfit established by the Police), Children’s’ and Women’s Bureau, and as the Head of the Director of Crimes/Legal/Personnel in the Sri Lanka Police.

Ravi spearheaded the most significant investigations in relation with complex and sensitive Investigation of national importance, and successfully completed his mission having introduced innovative Investigations tools in the field of Criminal Investigations. He is an Officer trained in United States of America, United Kingdom, India and Singapore in the fields of National Security and Criminal Investigations, earned high praises and brought honour to Sri Lanka for his commitment and dedication, from local and foreign dignitaries.

Ravi graduated with his L.L.B. from the Open University of Sri Lanka, and later obtained his L.L.M.( Masters of Law) from the University of Colombo. He continued his academic carrier and obtained his MPhill (Masters of Philosophy), from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Ravi did not confined to his illustrations academic carrier only to the field of Law, and obtained his MSc (Masters of Science Degree) from the prestigious Kotalawela Defence University. Whilst, serving the Police, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of St. Petersburg, by research. He excel in the fields of digital and mobile forensics, fields of Intellectual Property, Banking and Insurance product and safeguarding rise of children and women. Along with above, he had been outstanding student of International Affairs and Studies related to diplomacy and world order.

Ravi Waidyalankara, is a Member of the most reputed professional organizations in Sri Lanka and Overseas. He is a Member of the International Bar Association, BAR Association of Sri Lanka, and also a Life member of the Organization of Professional Association (OPA), along with Medical/Legal Societies, National Chamber of Commerce, Associate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development, National Arbitration Centre and a Life Member of Chief of Police Association.

Ravi Waidyalankara is an Extra Ordinary Officer cum academic with vast experience in multi disciplinary fields of law, and a reputed Lawyer and a Professional Officer which is very rare in the present context.



Financial Crime Investigation Division – (Police Headquarters)

Financial Crimes Investigation Division is directly accountable for carrying out investigations throughout the island into serious financial fraud, misuse of state assets or funds, cases of a nature that require intellectual skills and complex detection. The FCID is highly skilled in encountering the Major Financial Crimes, Frauds, Unsolicited Mega Projects, Major Financial Crimes against Public Property, Money Laundering, Terrorist financing and financial transaction, Illegal financial Transaction, Unlawful enrichments, and Offences on Financial Crimes against National Security


Jaffna District

Prior to the Sri Lankan Civil War, Jaffna was Sri Lanka's second most populous city after Colombo. Since the end of civil war in 2009, refugees and internally displaced people began returning to homes, while government and private sector reconstruction started taking place. During the civil war, the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) occupied Jaffna in 1986. The Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) briefly occupied the city in 1987. The LTTE again occupied the city from 1989 until 1995, when the Sri Lankan Army regained control. Ravi Waidyalankara was a DIG of the Jafnna district as well.


Eastern Province

The Eastern Province is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.


Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

CID handles cases of a very serious nature that require specialist skills and complex detection. At times the CID carries out investigations pertaining to national security. The Criminal Investigation Department is the primary investigative arm of the Sri Lanka Police and was established in 1870. It is headed by a director, who was of a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Grade. However, since the late 1970s, the position of Deputy Inspector General of Police - CID (DIG/CID) was established. Ravi Waidyalankara was a Director of Crime Investigation Department.


Crimes Division – Police Headquarters

The Crimes coordinating Secretariat Division was started in 1978 under DIG crime Mr.Sundaralingam & Director Crime SSP Mr.F.B. Wettasingha and working to creating a peaceful society-Taking adequate measures to prevent committing crimes Winning the confidence of the People by actively Participating in the Criminal Justice System when crimes are committed.


Legal Division – Police Headquarters

The primary purpose of the Legal Division is to enhance the coordination and consistency of legal services within the Sri Lanka Police Service. Legal Division contains the work units and functions that relate to all aspects of legal work, whether this is operational legal advice, prosecutorial work, general legal advice and litigation, and right to information and privacy. It combines legal officers, staff members and police officers under one governance structure.


Children & Women Bureau

The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MWCA) was established as per the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1933 of 9th September 2015. Sri Lanka Women’s Bureau, National Committee on Women, Department of Probation and Child Care Services, National Child Protection Authority and Children’s Secretariat are the Departments and Statutory Institutions under the Ministry. The goal behind the establishment of Ministry of Women and Child Affairs was the creation of Sri Lankan society that is sensitive to the needs of women and children would work for their betterment to achieve this goal.


Personnel (Discipline & Conduct)

Investigations relating to financial crimes

With high magnitude 1990-2010

Ravi Waidyalankara conducted more than 300 investigations relating to financial crimes with high magnitude. All these cases related to public funds. 15 cases are pending in High Courts and one case was concluded with conviction.

Killing of 07 Tamil civilians

Mirisuville (Jaffna District) by Sri Lanka Army personnel 9 th December 2000

Killing of 07 Tamil civilians at Mirisuville (Jaffna District) by Sri Lanka Army personnel on 09.12.2000. Ravi Waidyalankara was the chief investigation officer in this investigation where the local and international attention was focused. Investigation was conducted in the close proximity in the forward defence lines between the LTTE and the Hon. Chief Justice has appointed a Trial at Bar comprising of 03 High Court Judges considering the sensitiveness of the nature of the incident.

Investigation into the LTTE attack

Air Force Base & International Airport at 24 th July 2001

Investigation into the LTTE attack on Air Force Base & International Airport at Katunayake on 24.07.2001 which caused a damage of approximately US $ 550m and lives of the Air Force personnel. This is being treated as the biggest ever crime committed in Sri lank which affected the economy of Sri Lanka and also a set back to the Security Forces. 18 of LTTE suicide cadres who took part in the attack were killed and the team led by Ravi Waidyalankara was able to revealed the plan of the terrorists and arrest the LTTE cadres who coordinate and did surveillance prior to the attack. He was able to detect the bus use for the attack and traced the 02 safe houses. A large haul of weapons including 02 suicide kits and 38 cyanide capsules were also detected during this investigation. The major breakthrough of this investigation effected on a telephone number written on a piece of paper pasted to a walkie-talkie used by the suicide LTTE cadres. A total number of 110 suspects were arrested and the investigation was completed successfully.

Conducted an investigation with regard to the arrest of 3 LTTE cadres

Ranong, Thailand 2003

Ravi Waidyalankara conducted an investigation with regard to the arrest of 3 LTTE cadres in Ranong, Thailand whilst trying to smuggle weapons from Thailand to Sri Lanka. Investigations conducted revealed vital information concerning the national security in Sri Lanka and the International Marian Operations of the LTTE.

Headed the team of investigation in respect of the suicide bomb attack

Army Headquarters, Sri Lanka 25 th of April 2006

Ravi Waidyalankara headed the team of investigation in respect of the suicide bomb attack at Army Headquarters, Sri Lanka on 25.04.2006 where Commander of the Army was seriously injured 26 and 11 persons were killed. Investigation conducted in very successful manner identifying the suicide bomber of the LTTE and arresting 7 persons aided abetted and coordinated. The investigation conducted based on highly technical telephone analysis conducted by self.



Police Vishista Seva Padakkama

The Sri Lanka Police Vishishta Seva Padakkama ("Sri Lanka Police Distinguished Service Medal") is awarded to senior police officers in Sri Lanka for Meritorious Performance of Police duties. It is similar to the Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. The medal replaced the Ceylon Police Medal for Meritorious Service which was awarded until Ceylon became a Republic in 1972.


Purna Bhomi Padakkama

The Purna Bhumi Padakkama (Sinhala: පූර්ණ භූමි පදක්කම pūrna bhūmi padakkama) was a military decoration awarded by the Military of Sri Lanka (regular and volunteer) and Sri Lanka Police to all ranks of its forces in recognition of service in various districts that were regarded as theaters of the Sri Lankan Civil War.


Deergha Seva Padakkama

The Sri Lanka Police Long Service Medal is awarded to police officers in Sri Lanka of and below the rank of Chief Inspector in Sri Lanka Police for completing 18 years of unblemished service. The medal replaced the Ceylon Police Long Service Medal which was awarded until Ceylon became a Republic in 1972.


125th Anniversary of Police

The 125th Anniversary of Sri Lanka police medal is a commemorative medal and was awarded to Sri Lanka police officers who were deemed to have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, to their community, or to Country.


50th Independence Day of Sri Lanka

The 50th Independence Anniversary Commemoration Medal (Sinhala: ස්වර්ණ ජයන්ති පදක්කම swarna jayanthi padakkama) was a military decoration awarded by the Military of Sri Lanka to servicepersons of all actively serving ranks in both the regular and volunteer forces in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sri Lanka's Independence from the United Kingdom, on the 4 February 1998. A formal recommendation from service commanders was required for the award of the medal.


First Aid Medal

The Sri Lanka Police First Aid Medal (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලිස් ප්‍රථමාධාර පදක්කම Śrī Laṃkā Polis Prathamādhāra Padakkama) is awarded to police officers in Sri Lanka for being successful in the first aid examination for ten consecutive years. Its design is based on the Service Medal of the Order of St John.


Criminal Investigation

Made the significant impact in the field of Criminal Investigation by introducing mobile forensics which became a whole mark of scientific investigation in the Sri Lanka Police.


Investigation into the LTTE attack

Made an outstanding contribution with regard to terrorist related investigation in Sri Lanka and overseas and contributed immensely to dismantle the overseas network of the LTTE through in-depth criminal investigation.



M.Phil. (Criminology)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura


M.Sc. (Defence Studies & Management)

Kotelawala Defence University



University of Colombo



Open University of Sri Lanka


Diploma in Management

Open University of Sri Lanka


Certificate in Computer Application

National Institute of Business Management


Brand & Strategy Contents

“Easy e-Money Syndrome : Challenges of Risk Management in Credit Card Industry in Sri Lanka”

  • M.Phil. Research
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“Critical Evaluation of the Legal Regime of High Seas Fishing in Perspective of Equitable Distribution of Resources”

  • LL.M. Research
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“Critical Evaluation of Recruitment of Assistant Superintendents for Sri Lanka Police Department”

  • M.Sc. Research
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“Critical Analysis on Legal Framework of Statutory Rape in Sri Lanka”

  • LL.B. Research



LL.M. (University of Colombo)

LL.B. (Open University of Sri Lanka)

Notary Public

Authorized to perform certain legal formalities, especially to draw up or certify contracts, deeds, and other documents for use in other jurisdictions

Commissioner of Oaths

Qualified and authorized to administer oaths or to take affidavits

Company Secretary

Corporate secretary of a top leading company in Sri Lanka

Resource person & Partner

Global Investigation Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

Resource person

Sri Lanka Police Academy



Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL)

Life Member (W1657)

The legal profession in Sri Lanka was recognized by the Charter of Justice in the year 1802 and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka was established in 1974 with the amalgamation of both branches of law namely the Advocates of Sri Lanka and Proctors of Sri Lanka by the Administration of Justice Law No 44 of 1973

Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka

Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka

Life Member

The Medico Legal Society of Sri Lanka was formed in the year 1937, identifying the nexus between the forensic sciences and law. The Medico Legal Society creates a platform for professionals in the fields of Law, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences and Law Enforcement to share knowledge amongst themselves.

Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development

Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development

Associate Member

The Sri Lanka Institute of Training & Development (SLITAD) was established to satisfy the long-felt, fundamental yet unfulfilled needs, of the community of human resources development practitioners of the country.

Computer Early Response Team

Computer Early Response Team (Sri Lanka CERT)


A national CERT|CC (Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Center) acts as the focal point for Cyber security for a nation. It is the single trusted source of advice about the latest threats and vulnerabilities affecting computer systems and networks, and a source of expertise to assist the nation, in responding to and recovering from Cyber attacks.

National Child Protection Authority

National Child Protection Authority


The National Child Protection Authority is established by the parliament of Sri Lanka (by the Act No.50 of 1998) for the purpose of advising the government on policies and laws on the prevention of child abuse and the protection and treatment of children who are victims of such abuse and the co-ordination and monitoring of action against all forms of child abuse.

Organization of Professional Association

Organization of Professional Association (OPA)

Center Member

The Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka is a body of Professionals presently belonging to, 50 member associations catering to 32 disciplines with a total membership of over 50,000.

International Bar Association

International Bar Association


The International Bar Association (IBA) is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, it was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world's bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. In the ensuing 70 years since its creation, the organisation has evolved, from an association comprised exclusively of bar associations and law societies, to one that incorporates individual international lawyers and entire law firms. The present membership is comprised of more than 80,000 individual international lawyers from most of the world’s leading law firms and some 190 bar associations and law societies spanning more than 170 countries.

Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Royal Colombo Golf Club


Royal Colombo Golf Club history dates back to the establishment of the game of golf in Sri Lanka, and over a century of sport and sporting traditions, customs, manners and styles of the British in Ceylon. A fragment of it is to be seen in the founding of the Colombo Golf Club and its life thereafter as the Royal Colombo Golf Club.


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    The government is to alter the legal framework of the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) in a fashion that would certainly enable any kind of party or individual to lodge problems with the unit. Presently, the FCID goinged by DIG Ravi Waidyalankara, can just explore grievances referred to it by the Closet Sub-Committee headed […]

    Ph.D Degree for DIG Ravi Waidyalankara

    The DIG of Sri Lanka Police Anil Ravindra Waidyalankara (Ravi Waidyalankara) was awarded a PhD Level in Law for his study on International Regulation & Criminology at a convocation feature held on 15th of July 2013 at the International College of Fundamental Research studies (IUFS ), St Petersburg, Russia under Intergovernmental Higher Academic Council. The […]

    Heads of FCID and CID promoted as senior DIGs

    June 19, Colombo: The Director of the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), DIG Ravi Waidyalankara, and the DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), W.R.B. Seneviratne have been promoted to the rank of Senior DIG. Police Headquarters in a communiqué said the appointments were made based on seniority, upon the cabinet approval […]

    June 19, 2019
  • Case pertaining to suicide bomb attack targeting Fonseka taken up

    The case of a suicide bomb attack targeting the assassination of former army commander and present leader of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka at the Army Headquarters in Colombo was taken up on Thursday at the High Court before Justice Kumuduni Wickramasinghe. The suicide attack took place on April 25 in 2006 at the Army […]

    November 28, 2013

    History of the Sri Lankan Police Force

    The Sri Lankan Police Force has had a frequently troubled history, as well as despite its several critics it has actually been essential in keeping safety, public safety and security, and maintaining order and also tranquility throughout Sri Lanka. Yet just how did the authorities service, which now exceeds 85,000 workers, get to where it […]