Mahinda Wijesekara

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Mahinda Wijesekara
Minister of Forestry & Environment
In office
Minister of Fisheries & Ocean Resources
In office
Minister of Special Projects
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara District
In office
Personal details
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party (Democratic)
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance

Mahinda Wijesekara is a Sri Lankan politician, former Fisheries cabinet minister[1] and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. In 2001, Wijesekara left the President Chandrika Kumaratunga's ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party and joined United National Party along with few other senior ministers of the government such as S. B. Dissanayake and G. L. Peiris.[2] He was a member of the working committee of UNP and the party organizer for Weligama. However, in 2006 UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe removed from all of his positions in the party as a result of internal crisis against the leadership.[3] On 2007, Wijesekara again crossed over to United People's Freedom Alliance government.[4] He was the Telecommunications Minister in the government. He was injured in a suicide bombing in 2009.[5]