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 a currently nine chief ministers.

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 [2][3] List
Eastern Zainulabdeen, Ahamed NazeerAhamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen Sri Lanka Muslim Congress 6 February 2015 [4][5] List
North Central Jayarathne, PeshalaPeshala Jayarathne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 January 2015 [6][7] List
Northern Vigneswaran, C. V.C. V. Vigneswaran C. V. Vigneswaran.jpg Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi 7 October 2013 [8][9][10][11] List
North Western Jayasekara, DayasiriDayasiri Jayasekara Sri Lanka Freedom Party 3 October 2013 [12][13][14] List
Sabaragamuwa Herath, MaheepalaMaheepala Herath Sri Lanka Freedom Party 25 July 2004 [15] List
Southern De Silva, Shan WijayalalShan Wijayalal De Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 10 June 2004 List
Uva Fernando, HarinHarin Fernando United National Party 14 January 2015 [16][17][18] List
Western Ranatunga, PrasannaPrasanna Ranatunga Sri Lanka Freedom Party 4 May 2009 [19][20] 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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Ekanayake to be sworn in CP Chief Minister". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 16 July 2004. 
  4. ^ "New EP Chief Minister takes oaths". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 6 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Ferdinando, Shamindra (7 February 2015). "SLMC takes East CM’s post amidst Kalmunai turmoil". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  6. ^ Bandara, Athula (28 January 2015). "Peshala sworn in as NCP Chief Minister". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  7. ^ "Peshala sworn in as new CM". Ceylon Today. 28 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Wigneswaran takes oath as Northern Province CM". The Hindu/Indo-Asian News Service. 9 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wigneswaran sworn-in as NPC CM". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 7 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sri Lanka poll: Tamil minister Wigneswaran says 'peace possible'". BBC News. 7 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL Notification made by the Governor North Western Province" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1831/06. 7 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Video: New Chief Ministers". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 3 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Edirisinghe, Dasun (4 October 2013). "Dayasiri, Ekanayake sworn in as CMs". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  15. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE HONOURABLE GOVERNOR OF SABARAGAMUWA PROVINCE" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1353/04. 9 August 2004. 
  16. ^ "PART IV (A) — PROVINCIAL COUNCILS Appointments & C., by the Governors APPOINTMENT MADE BY THE GOVERNOR OF UVA PROVINCE" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1897/10. 14 January 2015. 
  17. ^ Rukmal, Prasad (14 January 2015). "Video: Harin sworn in as Uva Chief Minister". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 
  18. ^ Gunasekara, Skandha (15 January 2015). "Harin sworn-in as Uva CM". Ceylon Today. 
  19. ^ "Last updated: 04 May, 2009 - Published 13:27 GMT People 'do not vote for pledges'". BBC SInhala. 4 May 2009. 
  20. ^ "MR picks WPC ministers: Prasanna CM Duminda, Thilanga, Reginald overlooked". The Island (Sri Lanka). 5 May 2009.