List of Chief Ministers of Central Province
|Chief Minister of Central Province|
|Board of Ministers of the Central Province|
|Member of||Central Provincial Council|
|Inaugural holder||W. M. P. B. Dissanayake|
|Formation||3 February 1988|
|Website||Central Provincial Council|
The Chief Minister of Central Province, 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. The governor appoints as chief minister the member of the Central Provincial Council who, in his opinion, commands the support of a majority of that council. The current chief minister is Sarath Ekanayake.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Party||Took office||Left office||Refs|
|1||Dissanayake, W. M. P. B.W. M. P. B. Dissanayake||United National Party||9 June 1988||June 1998|||
|Vacant||June 1998||April 1999|||
|2||Ekanayake, SarathSarath Ekanayake||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||April 1999||June 1999|||
|3||Ekanayake, NandimithraNandimithra Ekanayake||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||June 1999||6 November 2000|||
|(2)||Ekanayake, SarathSarath Ekanayake||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||6 November 2000||30 April 2002|||
|(1)||Dissanayake, W. M. P. B.W. M. P. B. Dissanayake||United National Party||30 April 2002||29 May 2003|||
|4||Aluvihare, WasanthaWasantha Aluvihare||United National Party||5 June 2003||18 July 2004|||
|(2)||Ekanayake, SarathSarath Ekanayake||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||18 July 2004|||
Living former chief ministers
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- "The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: Chapter XVIIA". Policy Research & Information Unit, Presidential Secretariat, Sri Lanka.
- "Sri Lankan Provinces from 1988". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
- "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.
- "Ekanayake to be sworn in CP Chief Minister". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 16 July 2004.