The former advisor to President Maithripala Sirisena and presidential media director, Dr Suren Raghavan has been appointed the new governor to the Northern Province, replacing Reginald Cooray.
Raghavan has been a university lecturer in Colombo, visiting professor at University of St Paul – Ottawa, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies – Wolfson College University of Oxford.
His appointment follows the appointment of UPFA MP Hizbullah as Eastern Province governor.
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In Uva province, the former chief of the election monitoring organisation, CaFFE, Ranjith Keerthi Tennakoon was appointed governor.