Profile: Hon. Reginald Cooray

Hon. Reginald Cooray was one of the People’s Alliance's candidates in Kalutara District and he was appointed as a Member of Western Provincial Council in 1988.

In September 1993 he elected from Provincial Council election and became the Deputy Chairman of People’s Alliance's.

At the 1994 parliamentary election, he was elected and entered to the  Parliament and appointed as the Deputy Minister of Samurdi Sports and Youth Affairs. And in 1995 he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Education. He was re-elected at the 2000 parliamentary election and was appointed as Minister of Ethnic Affairs and National Integration.

Shortly afterwards he was appointed to the Western Provincial Council and on 9 November 2000 he became the Chief Minister of the Western Province.

Hon. Reginald Cooray contested the 2004 parliamentary election as one of the United Peoples  Freedom Alliance's candidates in Kalutara District and was re-elected to Parliament and was appointed as Minister of Information and Media.

In July 2004 he was elected as the Chief Minister of the Western Province for the second time by winning the Provincial Council election.

Thereafter he contested the 2010 parliamentary election as one of the UPFA's candidates in Kalutara District and was re-elected to Parliament and was appointed as Deputy Minister of Justice. Then he was appointed as Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion in November 2010 to 2014. Then he was appointed as Minister of Aviation in 2015.

Now Hon. Reginald Cooray  is the Governor of Northern Province and was appointed  in February 2016.