Longden executive council of Ceylon

The Longden executive council was 10th executive council of British Ceylon. The government was led by Governor James Robert Longden.

Longden executive council of Ceylon

10th Cabinet of British Ceylon
Date formed4 September 1877
Date dissolved10 July 1883
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Victoria
Head of governmentJames Robert Longden
No. of ministers6
Ministers removed4
Total no. of members10
PredecessorGregory executive council of Ceylon
SuccessorHamilton-Gordon executive council of Ceylon

Executive council members

Portrait Member of Council Office Took office Left office Notes
  James Robert Longden Governor 4 September 1877 10 July 1883
Arthur Birch Colonial Secretary 4 September 1877 1878 Replaced by John Douglas
John Douglas 18 August 1878 10 July 1883
Major general John Alfred Street Commander of Troops 4 September 1877 ? Replaced by William Wilby
Major general William Wilby 1879 10 July 1883
Richard Cayley Attorney General
as Queen's Advocate
4 September 1877 1879 Replaced by Bruce Burnside
Bruce Burnside 24 October 1879 1883
W. H. Ravenscroft Auditor General 4 September 1877 10 July 1883
George Vane Treasurer 4 September 1877 1882 Replaced by William D. Wright
William D. Wright 22 June 1882 10 July 1883

See also



Government offices
Preceded by Executive councils of Ceylonese
Succeeded by