Gamini Jayawickrama Perera

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The Honourable
Gamini Jayawickrama Perera
Minister of Sustainable Development & Wildlife
Assumed office
12 January 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kurunegala District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 29 January 1941
Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka
Political party United National Party
Relations Lincoln Perera
Alma mater Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Politics
Religion Buddhist

Mallawa Arachchige Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, MP, is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka representing Kurunegala. He is currently the Cabinet Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife and was the former Cabinet Minister of Food Protection.He was elected as the chairman of ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)in April 2016.

He was also the Chairman of United National Party (UNP) and the former Cabinet Minister for Irrigation and Water Management. 

Early life and education[edit]

Gamini was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo. He was a member of the college's first XI cricket team and captained the team in 1960.