List of Governors of Northern Province, Sri Lanka

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Governor of Northern Province
Flag of the Northern Province.svg
Incumbent
Reginald Cooray

since 14 February 2016
Appointer Maithripala Sirisena
Term length 5 years
Precursor Governor of the North Eastern Province
Inaugural holder Mohan Wijewickrama (acting)
Formation 1 January 2007
Website Northern Province Governor's Secretariat

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

Governors[edit]

  Independent   Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party

No. Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Refs
Wijewickrama, MohanMohan Wijewickrama (acting) Independent 1 January 2007 3 July 2008 [2]
1 Perera, VictorVictor Perera Independent 3 July 2008 10 October 2008 [3]
2 Dela, Dickson SarathchandraDickson Sarathchandra Dela Independent 10 October 2008 12 July 2009 [4]
3 Chandrasiri, G. A.G. A. Chandrasiri Independent 12 July 2009 January 2015 [5][6]
4 Palihakkara, H. M. G. S.H. M. G. S. Palihakkara Independent 27 January 2015 16 February 2016 [7][8][9]
5 Cooray, ReginaldReginald Cooray Sri Lanka Freedom Party 16 February 2016 [10][11][12]

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 I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1430/31. 3 February 2006. 
  3. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1557/18. 9 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1572/15. 22 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1612/15. 29 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1871/34. 17 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Austin, Ellawala new Governors". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Six Provincial Governors take oaths". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 27 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1954/16. 17 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Reginald Cooray sworn in as Northern Governor". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 14 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Hannan, Rishan (14 February 2016). "Reginald Cooray appointed Northern Province Governor". News First. 

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