List of Chief Ministers of Eastern Province

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Chief Minister of Eastern Province
Eastern Province Flag (SRI LANKA).png
Incumbent
Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen

since 6 February 2015
Board of Ministers of the Eastern Province
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofEastern Provincial Council
AppointerAustin Fernando
PrecursorChief Minister of the North Eastern Province
Inaugural holderS. Chandrakanthan
Formation1 January 2007
WebsiteEastern Province Chief Minister's Secretariat

The Chief Minister of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial board of ministers, a body which aids and advises 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 Eastern Provincial Council who, in his opinion, commands the support of a majority of that council.[1] The current chief minister is Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen.

Chief ministers[edit]

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   Sri Lanka Muslim Congress

No. Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Refs
Vacant [N 1] 1 January 2007 16 May 2008
1 Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal 16 May 2008 18 September 2012 [2][3][4][5]
2 M. N. Abdul Majeed Sri Lanka Freedom Party 18 September 2012 6 February 2015 [6][7][5]
3 Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 6 February 2015 [8][9][10][5]

Living former chief ministers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Governed directly by the Central government

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. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors APPOINTMENT OF EASTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1552/19. 5 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Pillayan sworn in as CM for Eastern Province". TamilNet. 16 May 2008.
  4. ^ Reddy, B. Muralidhar (17 May 2008). "Pillayan sworn in Chief Minister". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b c "Sri Lankan Provinces from 1988". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  6. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors APPOINTMENT OF EASTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1777/10. 24 September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Majeed sworn in as Eastern CM". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 18 September 2012.
  8. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors EASTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Appointment" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1901/13. 11 February 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2015.
  9. ^ "New EP Chief Minister takes oaths". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 6 February 2015.
  10. ^ Ferdinando, Shamindra (7 February 2015). "SLMC takes East CM's post amidst Kalmunai turmoil". The Island (Sri Lanka).

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