List of Governors of Central Province

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Governor of Central Province
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Incumbent
Niluka Ekanayake

since 14 March 2016
Appointer Maithripala Sirisena
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder E. L. B. Hurulle
Formation June 1988

The Governor of Central Province, Sri Lanka is the head of the provincial government and exercises executive power in respect of subjects devolved to the Central Provincial Council.[1] The governor is appointed by the President of Sri Lanka for a period of five years.[1] The current governor is Niluka Ekanayake.

Governors[edit]

No. Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Refs
1 Hurulle, E. L. B.E. L. B. Hurulle Edwin Hurulle.jpg United National Party June 1988 1 February 1990 [2][3]
2 Imbulana, P. C.P. C. Imbulana United National Party 1 February 1990 May 1994 [4][5]
3 Senanayake, E. L.E. L. Senanayake Edward Lionel Senanayaka in 1957.jpg United National Party May 1994 1998
4 Tillekeratne, StanleyStanley Tillekeratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party May 1998 2000 [6][7]
5 Dassanayake, TudorTudor Dassanayake Independent 1 February 2000 1 January 2001 [8][9]
6 Ratnayake, K. B.K. B. Ratnayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party January 2001 27 June 2002 [10][11]
7 Gopallawa, MontyMonty Gopallawa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 27 June 2002 26 September 2005 [12][13]
Balasuriya, JagathJagath Balasuriya (acting) Sri Lanka Freedom Party September 2005 16 December 2005 [14]
8 Kobbekaduwa, TikiriTikiri Kobbekaduwa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 16 December 2005 19 January 2015 [15][16][17]
9 Ellawala, SuranganiSurangani Ellawala Sri Lanka Freedom Party 27 January 2015 14 March 2016 [18][19][20][21][22]
10 Ekanayake, NilukaNiluka Ekanayake Independent 14 March 2016 [23][24][25]

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. ^ de Silva, K. M. (1995). Regional Powers and Small State Security: India and Sri Lanka, 1977-1990. Woodrow Wilson Center Press. p. 282. ISBN 0-8018-5149-1. 
  3. ^ "Late Deshamanya E. L. B. Hurulle". The Island (Sri Lanka). 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "UNP stalwart, former MP and minister, P.C. Imbulana is no more". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 30 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Wijegoonawardena, Dharmasiri Weerakkody (2 November 2014). "Remembering an honorable politician". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  6. ^ "Stanley on final journey from House". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 26 June 2005. 
  7. ^ Kurukularatne, Buddhika (17 July 2005). "Men and Memories: Stanley Tillekeratne, 'the mighty atom'". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  8. ^ Seneviratne, Shane (31 December 2000). "No money for Maligawa security". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  9. ^ Wimalasurendre, Cyril (4 January 2001). "T. K. Dassanayake resigns as CP Governor". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  10. ^ "'A'pura conservation project put aside'". The Island (Sri Lanka). 16 January 2001. 
  11. ^ "CP Ministers take oath". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 9 May 2002. 
  12. ^ "Monty Gopallawa: A role model for politicians". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 3 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Monty Gopallawa was an exemplary politician". The Island (Sri Lanka). 22 September 2007. 
  14. ^ Wimalasurendre, Cyril (10 November 2005). "Dr. Balasuriya assumes duties as CP Governor". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  15. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1425/23. 30 December 2005. 
  16. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1686/48. 31 December 2010. 
  17. ^ Thoradeniya, Indrani (20 January 2015). "Central Province Governor resigns". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 
  18. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1900/09. 2 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "Austin, Ellawala new Governors". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Six Provincial Governors take oaths". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 27 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "CP Governor Ellawala no more". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 14 March 2016. 
  22. ^ Santiago, Melanie (14 March 2016). "Central Province Governor passes away". News First. 
  23. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1967/12. 17 May 2016. 
  24. ^ "Niluka Ekanayake sworn in as CP Governor". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 17 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "Niluka Ekanayake appointed as new Central Province Governor". Ceylon Today. 17 March 2016.