List of Governors of Northern Province

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Governor of Northern Province
Flag of the Northern Province.svg
H. M. G. S. Palihakkara

since 27 January 2015
Appointer Maithripala Sirisena
Precursor Governor of the North Eastern Province
Inaugural holder Mohan Wijewickrama (acting)
Formation 1 January 2007
Website Northern Province Governor's Secretariat

The Governor of Northern Province, Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial government and exercises executive power in respect of subjects devolved to the Northern Provincial Council.[1] The governor is appointed by the President of Sri Lanka for a period of five years.[1] The current governor is H. M. G. S. Palihakkara.


      Independent       Sri Lanka Freedom Party       United National Party

No. Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Refs
Wijewickrama, MohanMohan Wijewickrama (acting) Independent 1 January 2007 3 July 2008 [2]
1 Perera, VictorVictor Perera Independent 3 July 2008 10 October 2008 [3]
2 Dela, Dickson SarathchandraDickson Sarathchandra Dela Independent 10 October 2008 12 July 2009 [4]
3 Chandrasiri, G. A.G. A. Chandrasiri Independent 12 July 2009 January 2015 [5][6]
4 Palihakkara, H. M. G. S.H. M. G. S. Palihakkara Independent 27 January 2015 [7][8][9]

Living former governors[edit]


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