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    Maj.Gen.Chandrasiri Assumes duties as Governor of NP

    July 22, 2014

    Major General (Retd) G.A. Chandrasiri, who was re-appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province, assumed duties officially on Monday (21) at the Governor’s Office in Jaffna.


    Chandrasiri was reappointed to the post by President Mahinda Rajapksa after his initial 5-year term (since 2009) came to an end on July 11.


    Maj Gen (Retired) G A Chandrasiri was appointed as Governor of Northern Province at a crucial point in way back in 2009 , just after the government forces crushed LTTE . Then newly appointed governor had a big task. Governor Chandrasiri under the instruction of H E the president pushed forward the development and reconciliation process. He was also instrumental in resettling the IDPs .


    Governor speaking after assuming duties on Monday (21) said during his period of tenure programmes on resettlement, rehabilitation, reconciliation and development in sectors including education,culture, health, SME , infrastructure and transport were carried out smoothly. Even the Northern Provincial Council was held in a peaceful manner. He emphasised that he will continue to carry out these work amicably with the support of the people, in future too.


    Maj Gen ( retired ) G A Chandrasiri served in the Jaffna Peninsula on two occasions. He was the Divisional Commander, 52 Division, from 2002-2003 and later, from December 2005 to January 2009, functioned as the Security Forces Commander, Jaffna.

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