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The Postmaster General of Sri Lanka is the appointed head of Sri Lanka Post, which is a government department. The current Postmaster General is Mr D.L P. Rohana Abhayaratne.

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HistoryEdit

In 1815, the British took control of the entire country. They re-organised the postal service and a permanent Post Office was established in Colombo in 1882. The first Post Master General of Ceylon was A. Kennedy an Army Officer. However as far back as 1815 there has been Post Master Generals'; E. Bletterman was the PMG for the whole island. Thereafter in 1817 Lewis Sansoni succeeded Bletterman as the second Postmaster General. The third Postmaster General was Major. G. Stewart and during his period he was instrumental in extending the postal services to major towns in the country.

List of Postmaster Generals of Sri LankaEdit

  • A. Kennedy
  • Egbert Bletterman (1815 - 1817)
  • Lewis Sansoni (1817 - 1826)
  • George William Stewart (1826 - 1833)
  • George Lee (1833 - 1860) longest served
  • Thomas Edward Burnes Skinner (1871 - 1897)
  • Francis Jagoe Smith (1913 - 1923)
  • John Pringle Appleby (1946 - 1947)
  • D. G. Tillekeratne (1934 - 1935)
  • Abdon Ignatius Perera (1947 - 1951)
  • V. A. Nicholas (1951 - 1956)
  • H. E. Seneviratne (1956 - 1961)
  • T. Sivapragasam (Acting - 1961)
  • D. G. Dayaratne (1961 -1962)
  • A. S. Kohomban-Wickrema (1962 - 1964)
  • A. L. Perera (1964 - 1968)
  • G. E. de S. Ellawala (1968)
  • Vernon Abeysekera (1969 - 1970)
  • C. J. Serasinghe (1970 - 1973)
  • A. R. M. Jayawardene (1973 - 1980)
  • A. P. Hapudeniya (1980 - 1984)
  • U. W. Bandara (1985 - 1986)
  • A. B. Damunupola (1986....)
  • K. A. S. Senadheera
  • M. K. B. Dissanayake (2008 - 2012)
  • D. L. P. R. Abeyaratne (2012 - present)

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