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* Six new provincial governors sworn in Sri Lanka
Tue, Jan 27, 2015, 09:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: New Governors appointed to six provinces in Sri Lanka took oaths before Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today.

New Governors were appointed to Northern, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Central and Uva Provinces following the change in the government after January 8 presidential elections.

Seen here is new Governor of the Central Province Surangani Ellawala receiving her appointment from the President.

The new appointments are as follows:

H.M.G.S. Palihakkara - Governor of the Northern Province

Austin Fernando - Governor of the Eastern Province

B.M.A.R. Perera - Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province

Surangani Ellawala - Governor of the Central Province

P.B. Dissanayake - Governor of the North-Central Province

M.G. Jayasinghe - Governor of the Uva Province

New governors for the other three provinces were sworn in on Friday (23).

K.C. Yogeswaran was sworn in as the new Governor for Western Province, Mrs. Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake was sworn in as the new Governor for North Western Province and Mr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara was sworn in as the new Governor for Southern Province.

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