List of Chief Ministers of Central Province

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Chief Minister of Central Province
Sarath Ekanayake

since 18 June 2004
Appointer Mahinda Rajapaksa
Term length 6 years
Inaugural holder W. M. P. B. Dissanayake
Formation 9 June 1988
Website Central Provincial Council

The Chief Minister of Central Province, Sri Lanka is the elected head of local government at the provincial level, and is vested with most of the executive powers. The Chief Minister is chosen by legislators of the political party or coalition commanding a majority in the provincial council, and serves a six-year term with a provision of re-election. The Governor is the head of province, but his or her role is largely ceremonial.[1]

Chief Ministers[edit]

No. Name Party Took Office Left Office
1 W. M. P. B. Dissanayake United National Party 9 June 1988 June 1998
Vacant June 1998 April 1999
2 Sarath Ekanayake People's Alliance April 1999 June 1999
3 Nandimithra Ekanayake People's Alliance June 1999 6 November 2000
(2) Sarath Ekanayake People's Alliance 6 November 2000 30 April 2002
(1) W. M. P. B. Dissanayake United National Party 30 April 2002 May 2003
Wasantha Aluvihare United National Party 19 May 2003 June 2003
6 Wasantha Aluvihare United National Party June 2003 18 July 2004
(2) Sarath Ekanayake United People's Freedom Alliance 18 June 2004 Present

Living former Chief Ministers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. "Sri Lankan Provinces from 1988". World Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

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