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Jeevan Thiagarajah
Governor of the Northern Province

Governor's Message

Every day, every waking moment, citizens living here and by extension, the people of our origin overseas remember, ask and wish to be reassured, that the government cares and is working for the welfare, development, and progress as a whole of the people who inhabit the province. 

As 2022 dawned we said, "We believe that our province, the Northern Province, should be a place where any one of us can pursue and achieve our dreams. It should be a place where no one is left behind, and most importantly a place that celebrates diversity and champions equality. I believe that by embarking on a journey of inclusive development, we can leave behind the challenges of the past forever, and never again regress into conflict – for any reason!” 

We have an 80% rural and 20% urban demographic presence. Our unemployment rate of 5 % is above the national average of 4.8%. When it comes to poverty headcount in relation to the national poverty headcount, three (3) out of five (5) districts are in the first five (5) nationally. The last two readings do not give us a reason to be happy. We are blessed with 1.26 Mn willing minds and hands with relatives and persons of origin overseas from the province who have immense skills, resources, and goodwill.  

As the incumbent Governor, the vision is to “Celebrate diversity, champion equality, and achieve inclusive development.” The Mission is, “A safe, thriving, buzzing province, where the government is responsive, and the people are happy.” A Governor is a constitutional functionary.  I have thus set myself these objectives - Protection of the Constitution as the delegate of the President, Optimal interconnectivity with the central government and province for governance, maximum benefits to the province granted from the Constitution, and set out to achieve gold standards in governance for sustainable development. 

I have taken the initiative upon myself to drive the Northern Province to become a leader both locally among the 9 provinces as well as regionally in economic development and performance. We plan on turning around the fortunes of all its citizens, setting an example that the rest of Sri Lanka can follow in bucking the trend to become a regional economic force. This Plan is aligned with the globally accepted UN framework of sustainable development.  

This vision is data and digitally driven. The Jump team sitting, convened, and managed independent of the Office of the Governor will help formulate, communicate, execute, lay KPIs & measure the performance of the province on a near real-time basis using cutting-edge digital technology. It has an independent Board with depth, integrity, and skills required for the call. 

Recent Activities

Governors Message


Sustainable Development Goals


Affordable and Renewable Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all​


Quality Education and Youth

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. It is also vital to create an enabling environment for young people to participate in decision making and to take a leading role in contributing toward Sustainable Development 


Environmental Sustainability

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt land degradation and biodiversity loss​ as well as conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development​


Women Empowerment

Ending discrimination towards woman is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development. as well as create an enabling environment for young people to participate in decision making and to take a leading role in contributing toward Sustainable Development


Good Health & Wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages​


Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Law & Order

Articulates the key role that governance and the rule of law play in promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies and in ensuring sustainable development



Green Cover

Balance sustainability towards a green economy

Double Digit Growth

GDP growth by boosting economy  & alleviating poverty ​

Global Innovation

Ability to innovate and to offer innovation effectively to the global market


All services available digitally at your fingertips


Creating more and better jobs by economic transformation


Pulse of the

A view of the Governor's work & his journey



All the ministries at one place




Essential services at your fingertips!


Citizen Services

Ceylon Electricity Board

National Water Supply and Drainage Board

Sri Lanka Police - (Northern Province)

Ministry of Health

National Blood Transfusion 

Dollar Exchange Rate

Gold Rate


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