Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan has been appointed as the new Governor of Sri Lanka. Muttiah has been appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Northern Province is the Tamil majority region of Sri Lanka. Rajapakse asked Muttiah to take the governorship. Earlier, Muttiah Muralitharan had expressed his support for President-elect Rajapaksa. In addition to Muttiah, Anuradha Yahampat was appointed as the governor of the Eastern Province and Tissa Vitarana the Northern and Central Provinces. Muralitharan was a member of the Sri Lankan team that won the 1996 World Cup. Muralitharan, also known as Doosara Master, has taken 800 Test wickets.