Alick Aluwihare

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Wanisekara Bandaranayake Wasala Mudiyanse Ralahamilage Aluwihare Pahala Walauwe Alick Aluwihare also known as Alick Aluwihare (December 20, 1926-17 May 2009) was a Sri Lankan Politician belonging to the United National Party. He was a Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister.He was a Minister of Post & Telecommunication and Minister of Ports & Shipping in the Premadasa cabinet.He was the Home Affairs and Local Government Government Minister in the Ramil Wickramasinghe Cabinet in 2001 .[1] He was elected to the Sri Lankan Parliament Eight Times from Matale Electoral District.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Alick Aluwihare was born in Matale to William Aluwihare a Sri Lankan Government Official and Aluwihare Kumarihamy on December 20, 1926.He was a student of Wijaya College and later joined St. Thomas' College, Matale.He had an arranged married to Jinawathie a student of Hillword college on May 9, 1957.He has 5 Children including Ranjith Aluwihare, Wasantha Aluwihare and Duljith Aluwihare who are also Sri Lankan Politicians.

Political career[edit]

He entered Sri Lankan Parliament by winning a bye election in 1961 from Matale replacing his uncle Bernard Aluwihare who had died .He was member of the Sri Lankan Parliament for nearly 40 years till death in 2009 winning every election except 1970 when he was defeated by 650 votes.[10]


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  2. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1989" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1994" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "General Election 2000 Preferences" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ "General Election 2001 Final Polling Division Results" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ "Parliamentary General Election 2004 Final District Results - Matale District". Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  8. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1965" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. 
  9. ^ "President remembers former Minister Late Alick Aluwihare". Aug 16, 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nilame finds his Kumarihamy". Sunday Observer. 27 May 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2013.