Nimal Siripala de Silva

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The Honourable
Nimal Siripala de Silva
Cabinet Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Badulla District
Personal details
Born (1944-09-06) September 6, 1944 (age 70)
Badulla, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Political party United People's Freedom Alliance
Alma mater Nalanda College, Colombo
Occupation Politics
Profession Lawyer

Nilenthi Nimal Siripala de Silva MP (6 September 1944) is the Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and a Member of Parliament representing the Badulla District.

He is Lawyer a by profession & was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo.

He is the Assembly President of the World Health Organisation. In 1996 July 4th, De Silva was able to escaped with injuries in an attempted assassination by a LTTE women suicide bomber at the Stanley Road in Jaffna. This incident took place minutes after the Minister declared open a branch of Building Materials Corporation (BMC) in Jaffna. Brigadier Ananda Hamangoda (Jaffna Sector Commander), Ranjith Godamuna (Chairman, Lanka Cement) and 21 others were killed and more than 50 injured in this explosion.[1]

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  1. ^ Wasantha Siriwardena (1996-07-07). "Thursdays blast in Jaffna". The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2014-02-19.