Minister of Education (Sri Lanka)

The Minister of Education[2] (Sinhala: අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය; Tamil: கல்வி அமைச்சர்) is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.

Minister of Education of Sri Lanka
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Incumbent
Hon. Susil Premajayantha[1]

since 20 May 2022
Ministry of Education
AppointerThe President with advice of Prime Minister
Inaugural holderE. A. Nugawela
Formation26 September 1947
WebsiteMinistry of Education

List of Education MinistersEdit

Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party   Sinhala Language Front   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna   Mahajana Eksath Peramuna

Name Portrait Party Tenure Head(s) of Government Reference
C. W. W. Kannangara 1931-1947 [3]
E. A. Nugawela United National Party 26 September 1947 – 12 October 1953 D. S. Senanayake
Dudley Senanayake
M. D. Banda United National Party 12 October 1953 – 12 April 1956 John Kotelawala
Wijeyananda Dahanayake   Sinhala Language Front 12 April 1956 – 26 September 1959 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Bernard Aluwihare United National Party 23 March 1960 – 21 July 1960 Dudley Senanayake
Badi-ud-din Mahmud Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 July 1960 – 28 May 1963 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
P. B. G. Kalugalla Sri Lanka Freedom Party 28 May 1963 – 25 March 1965
I. M. R. A. Iriyagolle United National Party 25 March 1965 – 29 May 1970 Dudley Senanayake
Badi-ud-din Mahmud Sri Lanka Freedom Party 31 May 1970 – 23 July 1977 Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Nissanka Wijeyeratne   United National Party 23 July 1977 – 14 February 1980 J. R. Jayewardene
Ranil Wickremasinghe   United National Party 14 February 1980 – 1989
W. J. M. Lokubandara   United National Party 1989 – 1991 Ranasinghe Premadasa
Lalith Athulathmudali   United National Party 1991 – 1993
Richard Pathirana Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1994 – 2000 Chandrika Kumaratunga
Susil Premajayantha Sri Lanka Freedom Party 2000 - 2001 [4]
Sarath Amunugama Sri Lanka Freedom Party 2001

[5]

Karunasena Kodituwakku   United National Party 2001 - 2004
Suranimala Rajapaksha United National Party 2001 - 2004 (State Minister Of Education) [6]
Susil Premajayantha Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 November 2005 – 8 April 2010 Mahinda Rajapaksa [7][8]
Bandula Gunawardane Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 – 9 January 2015 [9]
Akila Viraj Kariyawasam United National Party 12 January 2015 - 21 November 2019 Maithripala Sirisena [10]
Dullas Alahapperuma   Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 November 2019 - 12 August 2020 Gotabaya Rajapaksa
G. L. Peiris   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna 12 August 2020 – 16 August 2021
Dinesh Gunawardena   Mahajana Eksath Peramuna 16 August 2021 – 3 April 2022
Susil Premajayantha   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna 20 May 2022 – present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS". cabinetoffice.gov.lk. Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  2. ^ "Extra Gazette No. 2281/41 of 27.05.2022 (Duties and Functions)" (PDF). documents.gov.lk. Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  3. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 7: State Councils – elections and boycotts". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. Archived from the original on 7 February 2002. Retrieved 8 September 2017.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Premajayantha, Susil (3 August 2015). "Message from Susil Premajayantha". LankaWeb. LankaWeb. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  5. ^ "New Cabinet", Daily News (Sri Lanka), 15 September 2001
  6. ^ "Index". Archived from the original on 2003-10-26. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  7. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1420/28. 23 November 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2007.
  8. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1482/08. 29 January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014.
  9. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President" (PDF). The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1681/02. 22 November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014.
  10. ^ "New Cabinet ministers sworn in". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 12 January 2015.

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