Mr. Isura Devapriya has been appointed as the new Chairman of the CEA from 20th of June 2019 by H/E the President Maithripala Sirisena. He is a Sri Lankan politician who had been working as Chief Minister, Western Province since 2015.
With the blessing of pirith chanting Mr. Devapriya assigned his duties at the CEA on 21st of June 2019. By addressing the gathering at the moment he said that according to the National Environmental Act will give the fullest cooperation to protect the mother nation and he requested the support from all the staff.
Further, Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General of the CEA addressed the gathering and said that the President made a wise decision on appointing Mr. Devapriya as chairman of the CEAas an energetic leader.
Mr. Devapriya planted a tree at the CEA premises to mark the moment and with parallel to this program Mr. Devapriya donated saplings for the participants. Family members and the political colleagues of Mr. Devapriya participated at the occasion to wish for his new position.