Chief Minister (Sri Lanka)

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Chief Minister in Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial board of ministers, a body which aids and advices the governor, the head of the provincial government, in the exercise of his executive power.[1] The governor appoints as chief minister the member of the provincial council who, in his opinion, commands the support of a majority of that council.[1] There are currently six chief ministers, and 3 vacant, and under governor's rule.[2][3][4][5]

Current chief ministers[edit]

  Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi   Sri Lanka Freedom Party   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress   United National Party

Province Current chief minister Portrait Party Took office Refs Past
Central Ekanayake, SarathSarath Ekanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 18 July 2004 [6][7] List
Eastern Vacant, Governor's Rule 1 October 2017 [8][9][10] List
North Central Vacant, Governor's Rule 1 October 2017 [11] [12] List
Northern Vigneswaran, C. V.C. V. Vigneswaran C. V. Vigneswaran.jpg Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi 7 October 2013 [13][14][15][16] List
North Western Dassanayake, DharmasiriDharmasiri Dassanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 8 September 2015 [17][18][19] List
Sabaragamuwa Vacant, Governor's Rule 27 September 2017 [20] List
Southern De Silva, Shan WijayalalShan Wijayalal De Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 16 July 2004 List
Uva Dassanayake, Chamara SampathChamara Sampath Dassanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 15 September 2015 [21][22][23] List
Western Devapriya, IsuraIsura Devapriya Sri Lanka Freedom Party 8 September 2015 [24][25][26] List

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: Chapter XVIIA". Policy Research & Information Unit, Presidential Secretariat, Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=172317
  3. ^ http://www.adaderana.lk/news/43324/term-of-north-central-pc-ends
  4. ^ https://www.puvath.lk/news/296153/Term-of-Eastern-PC-ends/hl/en
  5. ^ http://www.hirunews.lk/172105/term-eastern-pc-ends
  6. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors APPOINTMENTS — CENTRAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1350/25. 23 July 2004. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Ekanayake to be sworn in CP Chief Minister". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 16 July 2004. 
  8. ^ http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=172317
  9. ^ https://www.puvath.lk/news/296153/Term-of-Eastern-PC-ends/hl/en
  10. ^ http://www.hirunews.lk/172105/term-eastern-pc-ends
  11. ^ http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=172317
  12. ^ http://www.adaderana.lk/news/43324/term-of-north-central-pc-ends
  13. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors NORTHERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Appointment made by the Governor of the Northern Province" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1831/01. 7 October 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wigneswaran takes oath as Northern Province CM". The Hindu/Indo-Asian News Service. 9 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wigneswaran sworn-in as NPC CM". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 7 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Sri Lanka poll: Tamil minister Wigneswaran says 'peace possible'". BBC News. 7 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Notification made by the Governor of North Western Province" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1932/48. 16 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Ramakrishnan, T. (8 September 2015). "Sri Lanka: Two Chief Ministers appointed". The Hindu. 
  19. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (9 September 2015). "President appoints two new Chief Ministers". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  20. ^ http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=172317
  21. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors UVA PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Appointment made by the Governor of Uva Province" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1932/09. 15 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "Uva gets a new chief". Ceylon Today. 15 September 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "Chamara Sampath Dassanayake new Uva CM". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 15 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors WESTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Appointments by the Governor of the Western Province" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1932/70. 18 September 2015. 
  25. ^ Warnakulasuriya, Deepal (8 September 2015). "Western & Wayamba Provinces get new Chief Ministers". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  26. ^ "New chief ministers appointed for Western and North Western Provinces". Colombo Page. 8 September 2015. 

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