Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (born June 7, 1955) is a Sri Lankan politician. He was State Minister for State Enterprise Development in the government of President Maithripala Sirisena.[1] A representative of Matara District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, he formerly served as the cabinet minister of parliamentary affairs, Minister of Media, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Foreign Employment Welfare, deputy minister of civil aviation and as the cabinet minister of Investment Promotion. He has been in parliament since 1994 and 2015 is the 21st year in the parliament.

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

State Minister for State Enterprise Development
Assumed office
9 September 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
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Assumed office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara
In office
1994 – 26 June 2015
Personal details
Born (1955-06-07) June 7, 1955 (age 65)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
ResidenceLakmini Sanda,
Beragama, Makandura,
Matara, Sri Lanka.
Alma materMahinda College, Galle

Abeywardana was born in 1955 to a political family in Matara District, in Southern Province, where his father held local and provincial leadership positions. He was educated at Mahinda College, Galle.[2]

Abeywardana has been a proponent of various micro-level development programs to enable the people to improve their quality of life. He is the Chairman of the Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana Foundation. Abeywardana resides in Colombo. He is married and has three sons. His son Pasanda Yapa Abeywardana is a member of the Southern Provincial council.[3]

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  1. ^ "Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  2. ^ Political stability, vital for economic growth - Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana
  3. ^ Pasanda Yapa Abeywardana tops Matara preference votes

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