Athauda Seneviratne

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Athauda Seneviratne
Member of the Ceylon Parliament
for Ruwanwella Electoral District
In office
June 1970 – June 1977
Preceded by P. C. Imbulana
Succeeded by P. C. Imbulana
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kegalle Electoral District
In office
Personal details
Born (1931-09-19) September 19, 1931 (age 86)
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United People's Freedom Alliance

Athauda Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

In 1957 Athauda was elected to the Village Council of Othara Gam Dolaha Pattu. In 1960 he unsuccessfully contested the March 1960 parliamentary election in the Dedigama Electoral District. At the 1965 parliamentary election he ran in the Ruwanwella Electoral District, representing the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), failing by 417 votes although he did win the seat at the subsequent elections in 1970, defeating the sitting member P. C. Imbulana by 2,936 votes. He however failed to get re-elected in 1977 losing by 4,067 votes to P. C. Imbulana.

Athauda was elected as a member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and became the Leader of the Opposition at the Provincial Council in 1988. In June 1999 he was appointed as the Chief Ministers of Sabaragamuwa Province a position he retained until October 2000.

In 1989 he was elected to parliament representing the Kegalle Electoral District a position that he retained until the 2015 elections.

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