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Lakshman Pinto Jayatilaka Senewiratne (born 9 March 1957) (known as Lakshman Senewiratne) is a Sri Lankan politician, current State Minister of Science, Technology and Research and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka representing the Badulla District.[1] and former Cabinet Minister of Sugar Industries, His father C. P. J. Senewiratne was a MP for Mahiyangana electorate and former Cabinet Minister of Labour in the government of J.R. Jayewardene.[2]

Lakshman Senewiratne

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State Minister of Science Technology and Research
Assumed office
6 April 2016
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Sugar Industries
In office
28 January 2013 – 12 January 2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Badulla District
Assumed office
22 September 2015
Preceded byChamara Sampath Dassanayake
Personal details
Born (1957-03-09) 9 March 1957 (age 62)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United National Party
Spouse(s)Kanthi Senewiratne
Residence50 C, Keppetipala Road,
Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.

Lakshman was elected to parliament in the seat of Mahiyangana at a by-election on 18 April 1985, following the death of the sitting member, Lakshman’s father, in December 1984. At the 1989 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections he was elected as the member for Badulla and has continuously represented the seat for thirty two years.

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  • "LAKSHMAN SENEWIRATNE". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka.
  1. ^ Two deputy ministers and a state minister appointed. Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka), Retrieved on 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ From Chandrika’s `Raakamma’ to Ranil’s `Sinnore’!. Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), Retrieved on 15 March 2009.