Hon. Governor – Aria B Rakawa

A lawyer by profession who has been practicing law since 1968, for Fifty years, who was also appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2017. He was Elected as the Mayor of Kurunegala in 1979 and held office for 10 years consecutively having been re-elected for the second term in 1984. Won the National Award for Best Administrated Municipal Council in Sri Lanka during the first term in office. In 1988 he was elected to the first Wayamba Provincial Council and was appointed the Minister of Local Government, Housing, Construction and Social Service. Mr. Rekawa was elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka as a Member of Parliament representing Polgahawela electorate in 1989 and was appointed and served as the Deputy Chairman of Committees till 1994. Also he was appointed as a National List Member of Parliament in 1994 and continued to serve as a Member of Parliament until 2000. He has served as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Philippines from 2003 to 2005. After having many more achievements as an eminent legal practitioner, a politician and a diplomat and having the honor of representing Sri Lanka in many international summits and conventions, he was appointed as the Governor of Uva Province in 2018, by His Excellency Maithriepala Sirisena.