Hon. Governor


Hon. Reginald Cooray

Governor's Secretariat,

Old Park, Kandy Road,
Chundukuli, Jaffna,

Tel: +94-21-2219375
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Secretary to the Governor


Secretary to the Governor 

Governor's Secretariat,
Forest Office Lane,
Chundikuli, Jaffna


Tel: +94-21-222 0660
Fax: +94-21-222 0661 Mobile: 0773868565



Overall Management of the Northern Province.

News and Events

Governor participated in the grand opening of Wesak zone in Jaffna– 14 May 2014

“Wesak  actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. There were many Wesak Pandals and Wesak Zones seen island wide.The entire country is illuminated with colorful lanterns and Pandals depicting stories of Buddha’s life while thousands have thronged to the capital Colombo to observe the decorations.”

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Food packets issued to children to mark Vesak – 14 May 2014

“Vesākha , Wesak or Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia, and other places all over the world. Sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday", it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition. 

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Governor Worshiped at Jaffna Naga Vihara on Vesak Day – 14 May 2014

“Wesak  actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.”

Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri visited Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara on Vesak Day 14 May 2014 and took part at the religious observances.

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Provincial Level Indigenous Art Competition held in Jaffna – 09 May 2014

“Folk music and dancing are some of the traditional arts of Northern Province. These are wonderful expressions of a country's rich tradition and diverse culture although very rarely would one pay attention to them. Many folk musicians across the country struggle to keep their traditions alive in the face of falling numbers, and due to lack of incentives and recognition from society, modern-day folk musicians have to engage in preserving these arts while struggling for their own survival.

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Governor’s Vesak message


Vesak is considered as both a religious and cultural festival in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in May. Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this Vesak Full Moon Poya Day. First comes the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in Nepal which took place under the arbor of Sat trees where queen Mahamaya gave birth to him. The second event was Siddhartha Gautama's supreme attainment as the Buddha, the Enlightened One. The third event was Lord Buddha's Parinibbana over 2500 years ago at Kusinagar. 


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