Surveyor General of Sri Lanka

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Surveyor General of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Palitha Udayakantha

since 30 May 2014
Department of Survey
Formation2 August 1800
First holderJ. Johnwil
WebsiteSurvey Department of Sri Lanka
Coat of arms of Sri Lanka, showing a lion holding a sword in its right forepaw surrounded by a ring made from blue lotus petals which is placed on top of a grain vase sprouting rice grains to encircle it. A Dharmacakra is on the top while a sun and moon are at the bottom on each side of the vase.
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Surveyor General of Sri Lanka is the head of Department of Survey of Sri Lanka. The post was established in 1800 with the formation of the Surveyor General's Department. The current Surveyor General is Palitha Udayakantha.

List of Surveyor Generals[edit]

# Surveyor General Took office Left office
1st J. Johnwil 2 August 1800 1805
2nd George Atkinson 1805 1811
3rd Gualterus Schneider 1811 1833
4th F. B. Norris 1833 1846
5th H. Chims 1846 1854
6th W. D. Gosset 1855 1858
7th Charles Sims 1858 1865
8th A. B. Eyers 1866 1883
9th P. C. H. Clarke 1883 1893
10th G. D. Mantell 1894 1896
11th F. H. Grinlinton 1896 1904
12th Philip David Warren 1904 1910
13th R. S. Templeton 1910 1915
14th W. C. S. Ingles 1915 1923
15th A. J. Wickwar 1923 1927
16th A. H. G. Dawson 1927 1932
17th G. K. Thornhill 1932 1937
18th L. G. O. Woodhouse 1937 1943
19th R. J. Johnston 1943 1946
20th I. F. Wilson 1946 1951
21st C. B. King 1951 1954
22nd N. S. Perera 1954 1958
23rd V. Rasaretnam 1958 1961
24th J. L. T. E. Dassenaike 1961 1961
25th S. Karthigesu 1961 1965
26th J. C. Chanmugam 1965 1966
27th F. H. Gunasekara 1966 1967
28th P. U. Ratnatunga 1967 1968
29th C. T. Goonawardana 1968 1970
30th C. Vanniasingam 1970 1971
31st R. A. Gunawardana 1971 1973
32nd A. M. Cumaraswamy 1973 1973
33rd S. J. Munasinghe 1973 1981
34th S. D. F. C. Nanayakkara 1981 1989
35th S. T. Herat 1989 1991
36th E. M. Perera 1991 1991
37th Thamotharam Somasekaram 1991 1992
38th S. Berugoda 1992 1993
39th N. C. Seneviratne 1993 1996
40th M. P. Salgado 1996 1996
41st K. L. A. Ranasinghe Silva 1996 2003
42nd P. A. Ariyaratne 2003 2004
43rd B. J. P. Mendis 2004 2009
44th S. M. W. Fernando 2009 2013
45th Kanagaratnam Thavalingam 2013 March 2014
46th Nihal Gunawardena March 2014 May 2014
47th Palitha Udayakantha 30 May 2014 Present

References[edit]

  • "History". Department of Survey. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16.

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