Lakshman Kiriella

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Lakshman Kiriella

ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල
லக்ஸ்மன் கிரிஎல்ல
Leader of the House of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
20 January 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byNimal Siripala De Silva
Minister of Public Enterprises and Kandy Development
Assumed office
25 February 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded byKabir Hashim
Minister of Higher Education and Highways
In office
14 October 2015 – 25 February 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded byKabir Hashim
Minister of Plantation Industries
In office
12 January 2015 – 17 August 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byMahinda Samarasinghe
In office
12 December 2001 – 2 April 2004
PresidentChandrika Kumaratunga
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kandy District
Assumed office
1989
Personal details
Born (1948-02-02) February 2, 1948 (age 71)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party (2001–present)
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (1989–2001)
Spouse(s)Charmaine née Jayawardena
ChildrenKishanee, Chami, Dinuk L. B.
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo
ProfessionLawyer

Lakshman Bandara Kiriella, MP (born 2 February 1948) is a Sri Lankan politician and lawyer. He is a Member of Parliament from the Kandy District, the Leader of the House, Minister of Public Enterprises and Kandy Development and the former Minister of Higher Education and Highways.

Educated at Royal College, Colombo and Sri Lanka Law College, he became a practicing lawyer before entering politics. He has elected to Parliament in 1989, he has been a Member ever since. He has served as the Minister of Tourism and Sports and the Deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2015 he was appointed as the Leader of the House of the United National Party Government under Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.[1]

He is married to Charmaine Jayawardena and they have two daughters, Kishanee and Chami, and one son, Dinuk L. B.

In October 2018 the Asgiriya Chapter of Siam Nikaya conferred the title of Shasanamamaka Jana Prasadini on Kiriella, in recognition of his service to Buddhism and society.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiriella Speaks
  2. ^ "Shasanamamaka Jana Prasadini title for Minister Kiriella". The Daily News. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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