Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

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Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

State Minister for State Enterprise Development
Assumed office
9 September 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara
In office
1994 – 26 June 2015
Personal details
Born (1955-06-07) June 7, 1955 (age 64)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
ResidenceLakmini Sanda,
Beragama, Makandura,
Matara, Sri Lanka.
Alma materMahinda College, Galle
Websitehttp://www.lakshmanyapa.com/

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena (born June 7, 1955) is a Sri Lankan politician. He was State Minister for State Enterprise Development in the government of President Maithripala Sirisena.[1] A representative of Matara District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, he formerly served as the cabinet minister of parliamentary affairs, Minister of Media, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Foreign Employment Welfare, deputy minister of civil aviation and as the cabinet minister of Investment Promotion. He has been in parliament since 1994 and 2015 is the 21st year in the parliament.

Abeywardana was born in 1955 to a political family in Matara District, in Southern Province, where his father held local and provincial leadership positions. He was educated at Mahinda College, Galle.[2]

Abeywardana has been a proponent of various micro-level development programs to enable the people to improve their quality of life. He is the Chairman of the Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana Foundation. Abeywardana resides in Colombo. He is married and has three sons. His son Pasanda Yapa Abeywardana is a member of the Southern Provincial council.[3]

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  • "LAKSHMAN YAPA ABEYWARDENA". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka.