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History of the Central Provincial Council

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history of central provincial councilThe first provincial election of the central province was held on the 23rd June 1988 and the United National Party won the ruling power of the council.  The first governor to the 1st council of the central province was hon. E. L. B. Hurulle (06. 06. 1988 – 31. 01. 1990).   The  first chief minister to the central province was Hon.  W. P. B.  Dissanayake ,the 1st chairman was Hon. D. B. Samarathunga and the 1st chief of the opposition party was  Hon. Sarath Kongahage.

Venue of the 1st Council Meeting was held on the 14th July 1988 at the Alwis Building, No. 11, Kande Veediya, Kandy.  until the 22nd January, 1991 assembly of council meetings had been held at various halls and hotels.  This day onwards the council meetings and all the services for the council members are done at the official assembly hall of the office of the council secretariat Pallekele, Kundasale.

Hon. P. C. Imbulana became the governor after him and held the position until 02. 01. 1995.


With the introduction of the Provincial Councils the laws & regulations effected are functioning mainly on the basis of following acts.

  1. 13th Amendment to the constitution
  2. Provincial Council Act no. 42 of 1987.
  3. Provincial Council Act no. 02 of 1988 on provincial elections.
  4. Provincial Council Act no. 37 of 1988 on Salaries and Allowances.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Central Provincial Council
New Administrative Complex
3rd Floor, Pallekele
Kundasale
Sri Lanka

  • Telephone: +94 812 420705
  • Fax: +94 812 422629
  • E-mail: info@cpcouncil.net
 

Provincial Flower

maha rath mala central  province official flowerMaha Rath Mala
The official flower of the central province the Rhododendron arboreum - subsp. zeylanicum grows in the regions 1700 – 2300m above sea level, in Horton Plains, Ohiya, Pattipola, Seetha Eliya, Moon Thenne in the Nuwara Eliya district. It is reported that this plant has been found growing in the Knuckles, Namunukula ranges.