Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

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Honourable
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
MP
Cabinet Minister of
Investment Promotion
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Former Minister of Media, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Foreign Employment Welfare
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara District
Incumbent
Assumed office
1994
Personal details
Born (1955-06-07) June 7, 1955 (age 59)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United People's Freedom Alliance
Residence Lakmini Sanda,
Beragama, Makandura,
Matara, Sri Lanka.
Alma mater St. Servatius College, Matara
Religion Buddhist
Website http://www.lakshmanyapa.com/

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (born June 7, 1955) is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the current cabinet minister of Investment Promotion in President Mahinda Rajapakse's Government. He is a representative of Matara District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, to which he has been elected in 13 consecutive general elections. He was formerly Minister of Media, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Foreign Employment Welfare.

Abeywardana was born in 1955 to a prominent political family in Matara District, in Southern Province, where his father held local and provincial leadership positions. He was educated at St. Servatius College, Matara.

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.

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