Dr. Suren Ragavan was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday for Northern province.
Dr. Suren Ragavan was appointed as the Director of the President’s Media Unit and as an Advisor to the President in November last year. This is the first time that a Tamil has been appointed as the Governor of the North.
The president’s Media Unit had announced yesterday that Governors had been appointed by the President. Accordingly, Dr. Suren Ragavan had taken his oaths yesterday before President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, Monday.
Who is Dr. Suren Ragavan ?
The Governor of the Northern Province, Prof. Suren Ragavan is the first person in Asia to receive The James Madison Memorial Fellowship twice.
Receiving his Doctorate in Arts stream from Kent University in 2008, he completed his Master’s Degree in 2005. Later he was granted the Scholarship of British Government during 2008 – 2011. Bestowed with the OSAP award of the Canada – Ontario University, he also has direct experience in Politics. He currently serving as the Lecturer of the St. Paul University, Ottawa.
He has presented more than 25 research papers at various international forums and contributed to several academic books. His recent publications include The Buddhist Monks and the Politics of Lanka’s Civil War (Equinox – UK), and Post -War Militancy of Sinhala Saṅgha: Reasons and Reactions (Oxford University Press (North America) [co-edited].