Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan is among the three new governors tipped to be appointed to three provinces shortly by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Presidential Secretariat sources revealed that the former ace spinner is to be appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province, Ms. Anuradha Yahampath to be appointed as the Governor of the Eastern Province and Prof. Tissa Vitharana to be appointed as the Governor of the North Central Province.
President Gotabaya Rajapakse had personally invited Muralidharan to accept the post of the Governor of the Northern Province, the sources said. Anuradha Yahampath is the chairperson of the Nationalist Entrepreneurs Association and a Director of a reputed garment export company. Prof. Tissa Vitharana is a former minister and the leader of the LSSP. He had held the post of chairman of the Medical Research Institute over a long period and is also a specialist doctor on virus diseases.