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|Deputy Minister of Social Services & Social Welfare|
|Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Galle District
|Political party||United National Party (Democratic)|
|United People's Freedom Alliance|
|Alma mater||Mahinda College|
He studied at Mahinda College, Galle. He became a lawyer and then entered the politics from Sri Lanka Freedom Party and became the mayor of Galle. Later due to some discrepancies, he joined the United National Party and then became the mayor of Galle again. He became a member of Parliament in 2004 from United National Party. He was one of the first UNP politicians to join the Government of United People's Freedom Alliance. He was the deputy minister of Social Services and Social Welfare in the previous UPFA government.
- "Lionel Premasiri - sixth UNP parliamentarian to join the Government.". Asian Tribune. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
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