Thomson executive council of Ceylon

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Thomson executive council of Ceylon
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21st cabinet of British Ceylon
Date formed 11 April 1931
Date dissolved July 1931
People and organisations
Head of state George V
Head of government Graeme Thomson
No. of ministers 6
Ministers removed
Total no. of ministers 7
Predecessor Stanley executive council of Ceylon
Successor First Board of Ministers of Ceylon

The Thomson executive council was the 21st and last executive council of British Ceylon. The government was led by Governor Graeme Thomson. The Executive Council of Ceylon was replaced by the Board of Ministers of Ceylon in July 1931.

British Ceylon former British Crown colony

Ceylon was a British Crown colony between 1815 and 1948. Initially the area it covered did not include the Kingdom of Kandy, which was a protectorate from 1815, but from 1817 to 1948 the British possessions included the whole island of Ceylon, now the nation of Sri Lanka.

Governors of British Ceylon colonial administrator

The Governor of Ceylon was the representative in Ceylon of the British Crown from 1795 to 1948. In this capacity, the governor was president of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in Ceylon. The governor was the head of the British colonial administration in Ceylon, reporting to the Colonial Office.

Graeme Thomson British colonial administrator born 1875

Sir Graeme Thomson G.C.M.G. K.C.B. was a British civil servant in the Admiralty, who served as a colonial civil servant and then governor in several British colonies.


Executive council members

Portrait Member of Council Office Took office Left office Notes
Graeme Thomson Governor 11 April 1931 July 1931
Bernard Henry Bourdillon Colonial Secretary 11 April 1931 July 1931
Colonel Edward Bromfield Ferrers Commander of the Ceylon Defence Force 11 April 1931 July 1931
Edward St. John Jackson Attorney General 11 April 1931 July 1931
F. G. Morley Auditor General
as Colonial Auditor
11 April 1931 25 June 1931 Replaced by Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke
Sir Oliver Goonetilleke.gif Oliver Ernest Goonetilleke 25 June 1931 July 1931
? Treasurer

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    Government offices
    Preceded by
    Stanley executive council of Ceylon
    Executive councils of Ceylonese
    Succeeded by
    First Board of Ministers of Ceylon