Monty Gopallawa

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Monty Gopallawa
Minister of Cultural Affairs
In office
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
7th Governor of Central Province
In office
27 June 2002 – 26 September 2005
Preceded by Kiri Banda Ratnayake
Succeeded by Jagath Balasuriya
as Acting Governor
Personal details
Born 16 January 1941
British Ceylon
Died 26 September 2005(2005-09-26) (aged 64)
Spouse(s) Nimal Gopallawa
(née Kobbekaduwa)
Children Mahen & Shanika

Moithra Cuda Banda Gopallawa (16 January 1941 – 26 September 2005) (known as Monty Gopallawa) was a Sri Lankan politician.[1] Monty was the son of William Gopallawa who served as Governor-General of Ceylon and President of Sri Lanka. Monty was a member of Sri Lanka's parliament. He served as deputy minister of labour from 1994 to 1997, deputy minister of public works from 1997 to 2000, and as cabinet minister of cultural affairs from 2000 to 2001. He lost the 2001 General Election. In 2002 he became the governor of Central Province, Sri Lanka and served in that position until his death. He died at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, during treatment for an illness.

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  1. ^ Role model for politicians. Daily News, Retrieved on 22 September 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kiri Banda Ratnayake
Governor of Central Province
Succeeded by
Jagath Balasuriya
as Acting Governor