Harold Herath

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Deshabandu
Harold Herath
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1991–1993
President Ranasinghe Premadasa
Prime Minister Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Preceded by Ranjan Wijeratne
Succeeded by Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed
Minister of Justice
In office
1993–1994
President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe
Preceded by Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed
Succeeded by G. L. Peiris
Minister of Coconut Development
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Puttalam
In office
15 February 1989 – 10 October 2000
Personal details
Died 31, August 2007
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Political party United National Party
Other political
affiliations
United National Front
Spouse(s) Gwen Herath
Children 3

Deshabandu James Edward Herath Herald[1] known as Harold Herath was a senior Sri Lankan politician and Cabinet Minister. Herath was most notably Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Ranasinghe Premadasa from 1991 to 1993. He entered Parliament winning the Nattandiya electorate in the Puttalam Electoral District 1977, and held his seat until 2000 retiring not contesting the 2001 parliamentary election.[2][3] He has also held the portfolios of Minister of Justice and Minister of Coconut Development.

In 2005 Harold Herath was conferred the national honour and title Deshabandu by President Chandrika Kumaratunga.[4] Harold Herath died on 31, August 2007 after a brief illness, he was 75.[2][5] He was married to Gwen Herath, a former Provincial Council member and President of the Women’s Cricket Association of Sri Lanka (WCASL), and was father to three children.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1989" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ a b c "Herath dies". Island. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Gunewardene, Prasad. "National List to the rescue of SB". Island. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Highest national award for Kadir, Clarke". Sundaytimes. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Harold Herath no more". The Sunday Leader. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
Preceded by
Member of Parliament
for Puttalam

1977–10 October 2000
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
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Minister of Coconut Development
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed
Minister of Justice
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Gamini Peiris
Preceded by
Ranjan Wijeratne
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1991–1993
Succeeded by
Abdul Cader Shahul Hameed

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