Nimal Siripala de Silva

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The Honourable
Nimal Siripala de Silva
MP
Leader of the Opposition
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Badulla
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
In office
16 April 2010 – 09 January 2015
Preceded by Anuruddha Ratwatte
Succeeded by Duminda Dissnayake
Personal details
Born (1944-09-06) September 6, 1944 (age 70)
Badulla, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
(2004 – Present)
People's Alliance
(1994 – 2004)
Alma mater Nalanda College, Colombo
Occupation Politics
Profession Lawyer

Nilenthi Nimal Siripala de Silva MP (6 September 1944) is current opposition leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party and a Member of Parliament representing the Badulla District

He is Lawyer a by profession & was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo.[1]

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Who is Nimal Siripala De Silva? A lawyer turned politician
  2. ^ Wasantha Siriwardena (1996-07-07). "Thursdays blast in Jaffna". The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2014-02-19.