List of Chief Ministers of Western Province
|Chief Minister of Western Province|
|Board of Ministers of the Western Province|
|Member of||Western Provincial Council|
|Appointer||K. C. Logeswaran|
|Inaugural holder||Susil Moonesinghe|
|Formation||3 February 1988|
|Website||Western Provincial Council|
The Chief Minister of Western 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 Western Provincial Council who, in his opinion, commands the support of a majority of that council. The current chief minister is Isura Devapriya.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Party||Took office||Left office||Refs|
|1||Moonesinghe, SusilSusil Moonesinghe||United National Party||9 June 1988||16 March 1993|||
|2||Kumaratunga, ChandrikaChandrika Kumaratunga||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||21 May 1993||21 August 1994|||
|3||Rajapaksa, MorrisMorris Rajapaksa||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||22 August 1994||11 July 1995|||
|4||Premajayanth, SusilSusil Premajayanth||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||13 July 1995||June 1998|||
|Vacant||June 1998||April 1999|||
|(4)||Premajayanth, SusilSusil Premajayanth||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||April 1999||9 November 2000|||
|5||Cooray, ReginaldReginald Cooray||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||9 November 2000||22 June 2005|||
|6||Mendis, NandanaNandana Mendis||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||22 June 2005||3 July 2005|||
|(5)||Cooray, ReginaldReginald Cooray||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||3 July 2005||4 May 2009|||
|7||Ranatunga, PrasannaPrasanna Ranatunga||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||4 May 2009||1 September 2015|||
|8||Devapriya, IsuraIsura Devapriya||Sri Lanka Freedom Party||8 September 2015|||
Living former chief ministers
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