Lionel Premasiri

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Lionel Premasiri
Deputy Minister of Social Services & Social Welfare
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Galle District
In office
Personal details
Born 11 November 1962
Political party United National Party (Democratic)
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Alma mater Mahinda College
Profession Lawyer
Religion Buddhist

Peduru Hewage Lionel Premasiri is a Sri Lankan politician. He was a former representative of Galle District in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "Lionel Premasiri - sixth UNP parliamentarian to join the Government.". Asian Tribune. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2011.