Mohan Wijewickrama

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Rear Admiral (Rtd)
Mohan Wijewickrama
RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc
1st Governor of Eastern Province
In office
1 January 2007 – 29 January 2015
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Hon.Austin Fernando[1]
Acting Governor of Northern Province
In office
1 January 2007 – 3 July 2008
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Victor Perera
6th Governor of North Eastern Province
In office
21 January 2006 – 31 December 2006
Preceded by Tyronne Fernando
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born 12 June 1953
Colombo, Dominion of Ceylon
Nationality Sri Lankan
Spouse(s) Nishani Wijewickrama
Children a son and a daughter
Residence Governor's Secretariat, Lower Road, Orr's Hill, Trincomalee.
Alma mater Thurstan College
Awards See below
Military service
Allegiance Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Navy
Years of service 1971 -
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy,[2]Deputy Area Commander Northern Naval Area
Deputy Area Commander Western Naval Area
Commander Southern Naval Area
Commander Eastern Naval Area
Battles/wars Sri Lankan Civil War

Rear Admiral (Rtd) Mohan Wijewickrama RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc (b. 12 June 1953) was the Governor of Eastern Province, (2007–2015). Wijewickrama also served as Governor of North Eastern Province and acting Governor of Northern Province. Wijewickrama was the former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Completing his education at Thurstan College, Wijewickrama entered the Sri Lanka Navy, in 1971.

Wijewickrama is married to Nishani and has a son and a daughter.

Military career[edit]

After completing his education at Thurstan College Colombo, he entered the Sri Lanka Navy on 1 August 1971. From 2001 to 2005 he functioned as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy. He retired from the service when he was overlooked for the position of the Commander of the Navy by then president Chandrika Kumaratunga.[3]

Political career[edit]

Wijewickrama was appointed as Governor of North Eastern Province on 21 January 2006, by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With the de-merger of the two Provinces, he was appointed as the Governor of the Eastern Province in December 2006, the appointment he holds to date after being reappointed. He also has been appointed as the co-chair for the District Development Committees (DDC) for Ampare, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.[4]

Awards[edit]

His awards and decorations include the Medals; Rana Sura Padakkama (RSP), Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV), Uttama Seva Padakkama (USP), Sri Lanka Armed Services Long Service Medal, Riviresa Campaign Services Medal and Republic of Sri Lanka Armed Services Medal.[5]

Sri Lankan awards[edit]

In Order of Precedence

References[edit]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Deputy Commander of Western Naval Area
1993–1995
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Deputy Commander of Northern Naval Area
1995–1996
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of Southern Naval Area
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of Eastern Naval Area
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of Eastern Naval Area
2000–
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Tyronne Fernando
Governor of North Eastern Province
2006–2006
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Preceded by
Office created
Governor of Northern Province
Acting

2007–2008
Succeeded by
Victor Perera
Preceded by
Office created
Governor of Eastern Province
2007–2015
Succeeded by
Austin Fernando