Gamini Lokuge

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Gamini Lokuge
Minister of Labour & Productivity Improvement
In office
23 April 2010 – 12 January 2015
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne
Preceded by Athauda Seneviratne
Minister for Sports and Public Recreation
In office
28 January 2007 – 23 April 2010
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Preceded by Jeewan Kumaranatunga
Succeeded by C. B. Rathnayake
Minister of Tourism
In office
2001 – 08 April 2004
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1948-05-08) May 8, 1948 (age 69)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party (Democratic)
(2007 –Present)
United National Party
(1960 – 2007)
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
(2007 –Present)
United National Front
(2001 – 2007)
Residence Mawittara, Piliyandala
Alma mater Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte
Occupation Politician
Profession Businessman
Website "GAMINI LOKUGE". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. 

Gamini Kulawansa Lokuge (born 8 May 1948 in Piliyandala) is a Sri Lankan politician and former government minister.

Early life[edit]

Lokuge was born in Piliyandala to middle-class parents. He received his primary education in Piliyandala and completed his higher education at Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte.

Political career[edit]

Lokuge entered politics in 1960 as a member of the United National Party (UNP). His first national campaign was in 1983, when he was elected by a clear majority to represent the Kesbewa Electoral District.

He served as Minister of Tourism in the UNP governments of 1989 and 2002. In 2006, he joined the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa after having personal issues with Ranil Wickremesinghe.

In January 2007, Lokuge was appointed to the Ministry of Sports and Public Recreation. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2015.