Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena

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Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena
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Deputy Minister of Healthcare & Nutrition
Minister of Cultural Affairs
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
Chief Minister of Southern Province
In office
Preceded by Amarasiri Dodangoda
Succeeded by Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena
In office
Preceded by Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena
Succeeded by H. G. Sirisena
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara District
In office
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1945-10-10) October 10, 1945 (age 69)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Religion Buddhist

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena (born October 10, 1945) is a Sri Lankan politician and landed proprietor. He is the Minister of Agriculture, Sri Lanka. He first entered parliament in 1983 and has been active in politics for more than 30 years. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana was elected as the opposition leader of the Southern Provincial Council in 1993, and he became the Chief Minister of the Southern Provincial Council in 1994. Elected twice as the Chief Minister he was in office from 1994–2003, until he became the deputy minister of Healthcare. Having been in office as the Minister of Agriculture for several years he was elected Vice Chairman at the 38th session of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Conference held in Rome, Italy in 2013. He is a representative of Matara District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He resides in Kalubowila, Dehiwala.

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