Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra

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Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra
භාරත ලක්ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර
Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (1956-2011).jpg
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo
In office
Personal details
Born26 January 1956
Died8 October 2011(2011-10-08) (aged 55)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Alma materCarey College, Colombo

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra (Sinhala: භාරත ලක්ෂ්මන් ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර) (26 January 1956 – 8 October 2011) was a Sri Lankan politician a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Adviser (Trade Unions) to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.[1][2] He was killed along with his bodyguards during a shootout within the same party rival group allegedly headed by MP Duminda Silva.

Political career[edit]

Premachandra received his education at Ananda College. Due to his father's influence he became closely associated with leftist politics and became a Member of Kolonnawa Urban Council. Later he joined the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party and became its organizer for Kolonnawa. Representing the party in the first Provincial Council election in Sri Lanka, he became a PC member in the United Socialist Alliance. He was first elected to Parliament contesting the 1994 General Election as a Member of the Mahajana Party from the Colombo district. In 2000 election too he represented Parliament as an Opposition member representing the People's Alliance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bharatha Lakshman dead. Daily Mirror, Retrieved on 08th October 2011.
  2. ^ Bharatha Lakshman killed. BBC News, Retrieved on 08th October 2011.

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