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Athauda Seneviratne (born 19 September 1931) is a Sri Lankan politician and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.He is also a former Cabinet Minister of Sri Lanka.


Athauda Seneviratne
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Ruwanwella
In office
1970–1977
Preceded byP. C. Imbulana
Succeeded byP. C. Imbulana
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kegalle District
In office
1989–2015
Personal details
Born (1931-09-19) 19 September 1931 (age 88)
Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited People's Freedom Alliance

In 1957 Athauda was elected to the Village Council of Othara Gam Dolaha Pattu. In 1960 he unsuccessfully contested the March 1960 parliamentary election in the Dedigama Electoral District. At the 1965 parliamentary election he ran in the Ruwanwella Electoral District, representing the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), failing by 417 votes although he did win the seat at the subsequent elections in 1970, defeating the sitting member P. C. Imbulana by 2,936 votes. He however failed to get re-elected in 1977 losing by 4,067 votes to P. C. Imbulana.

Athauda was elected as a member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and became the Leader of the Opposition at the Provincial Council in 1988. In June 1999 he was appointed as the Chief Ministers of Sabaragamuwa Province a position he retained until October 2000.

In 1989 he was elected to parliament representing the Kegalle Electoral District a position that he retained until the 2015 elections.

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