Executive Council of Ceylon
|Executive Council of Ceylon|
|Executive Council for British Ceylon|
|Established||13 March, 1833|
|Succeeded by||Cabinet of Sri Lanka|
|British governors of Ceylon||Robert Wilmot-Horton - Henry Monck-Mason Moore|
|Seats||6 including Governor|
The Executive Council of Ceylon was the Executive Council created in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) by the British colonial administration on the recommendations of the Colebrooke-Cameron Commission along with the Legislative Council of Ceylon on 13 March, 1833.
At its creation the Executive Council was headed by the Governor, along with five members appointed by the Governor. These five members were officials who held the posts of the Colonial Secretary, the Attorney General, the Auditor-General, the Treasurer and the General Officer Commanding, Ceylon. The Council exercised executive power and advised the governor. As a result of the First Manning Reforms three non-officials were elected to the executive council.
With enactment of the new constitution of the Dominion of Ceylon in 1947 the Executive Council was replaced by a National Cabinet.
- "First taste of representative government". Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
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