S. A. Dissanayake
|Ceylon Police Force|
|16 September 1913 – 11 March 1982|
|Place of birth||Ceylon|
|Place of death||Sri Lanka|
|Rank||Inspector-General of Police|
S.A. "Jingle" Dissanayaka (16 September 1913 - 11 March 1982) was a former Sri Lankan Inspector-General of Police. He played a major role as Director of the Criminal Investigation Department in stopping the attempted military coup of 1962. Later in 1971 during the 1971 JVP Insurrection he was appointed as Additional Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs and Defence and coordinated military and police operations that crushed the insurrection in two months.
Educated at the prestigious Royal College Colombo where he playing rugby union at the Bradby Shield Encounter, and went to study at the University College, Colombo. He was the younger brother of Cyril Dissanayake and his son was Surgeon Commodore Lakdasa Dissanayake.
- Coup of 1962: an inside story, by former diplomat T. D. S. A. Dissanayaka, son of C.C. "Jungle" Dissanayaka
- Looking back on operation `Holdfast'
- THE QUEEN v. CYRIL CYRUS DISSANAYAKA
- JR’s Kandy March and the tale of ‘Imbulgoda Veeraya’
- How tough cops got over tricky situations, Former DIG Vamadevan recalls police life in old Ceylon
- How to correct the many wrongs in the police