Dr. Balasuriya assumes duties as CP Governor

by Cyril Wimalasurendre

Kandy North Central Provincial Governor Dr. Jagath Balasuriya assumed duties as acting Governor of the Central Province yesterday (9).

Dr. Balasuriya was appointed by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to fill the vacancy which fell vacant following the death of Monty Gopallawa, recently.

Meanwhile, Central Provincial Council member S. Arulsamy was sworn in before Dr. Balasuriya as Minister of Industries, Sports, Youth Affairs, Rural Development, Tamil Education.

Arulsamy of the Kandurata Peoples Front succeeded V. Radhakrishnan who resigned from the portfolio with the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) ceasing to support the UPPA government.

Chief Minister, Central PC Sarath Ekanayake, provincial Ministers, Jayaratne Dissanayake, Ediriweera, Weerawardena, Champika Wijeratne, Chief Secretary PG, Amarakoon Secretary to the Governor Gamini Seneviratne were present.


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