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Mangala Moonesinghe (27 July 1931 – 23 July 2016) was a Sri Lankan lawyer, politician, and diplomat.[1][2] He was Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000. Serving as a member of Parliament for Bulathsinhala electorate between 1965 and 1977, and the Kalutura electorate between 1989 and 1994.


Mangala Moonesinghe
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Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
In office
1995–2000
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India
In office
2000–2001
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Bulathsinhala
In office
1965–1977
Preceded byEdmund Samarakkody
Succeeded byO. S. Perera
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kalutura
In office
1989–1994
Personal details
Born
Mangala Nath Moonesinghe

(1931-07-27)27 July 1931
Died23 July 2016(2016-07-23) (aged 84)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
Lanka Sama Samaja Party
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo
OccupationLawyer, politician, diplomat
ProfessionBarrister

The cousin of Anil Moonesinghe and the nephew of Neel Kamal Hewavitharana, he was educated at the Royal College Colombo. Qualifying as a barrister, he practiced law for 20 years, lecturing on Company Law at the Ceylon Technical College between 1960 and 1963.[citation needed] In 1975, he was awarded one of the Eisenhower Fellowships to study space law at Western State University College of Law.

He was the head of a Parliamentary Select Committee on the ethnic conflict, the Mangala Moonesinghe Committee. He died in 2016 at the age of 84.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hon. Moonesinghe, Mangala Nath, M.P." Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Parliament of Ceylon, 1970". The Ceylon Daily News. 1970. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Funeral of veteran politician, diplomat, lawyer Mangala Moonesinghe today". The Sunday Times. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
1995–2000
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Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
2000–2001
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