Sri Lanka: Eastern Province Military Governor Removed

Mr.Austin Fernando – Governor Eastern Province
Mr.Austin Fernando – Governor Eastern Province

New Governors took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today (27) at the Presidential Secretariat. Eastern Province governor Rear Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama has been replaced by  former civil servant a Austin Fernando. He was the  was Defence Secretary when the Prime Minister at the time, Ranil Wickremesinghe, signed the Norwegian-brokered ceasefire agreement (CFA) with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in February 2002.

The six new governors are:

Mr.H.M.G.S.Palihakkara – Governor Northern Province

Mr.Austin Fernando – Governor Eastern Province

Mr.B.M.A.R.Perera – Governor North Western Province

Ms.Suranganee Ellawela – Governor Central Province

Mr.P.B.Dissanayake – North Central Province

Mr.M.P.Jayasinghe (Attorney-at-Law) – Uva Province

The following three Governors were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena on January 23:

Mr.K.C. Logeshwaran – Governor of the Western Province

Mr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara –  Governor Southern Province

Ms.Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake –  Governor of North Western Province.u

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