Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan is tipped to be appointed as Governor of Sri Lanka’s Northern region by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He is among three new Governors set to be appointed by the new government of Sri Lankan President, who took over earlier this month.
President Rajapaksa had personally invited Muralitharan to accept the post of the Governor of the Northern Province, according to the sources.
Presidential Secretariat sources told that the former ace spinner would be appointed the Governor of the Northern region , while Anuradha Yahampath would be appointed the Governor of the Eastern region and Tissa Vitharana would take charge as Governor of the North Central region.
Anuradha Yahampath is Chairperson of the Nationalist Entrepreneurs Association and a Director of a reputed garment export company.
Tissa Vitharana is a former Minister and the leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party.