Mahinda Wijesekara

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Mahinda Wijesekera

Member of Parliament
In office
1989–1994
Deputy Minister of Ports, Shipping, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
In office
1994–1997
Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Development
In office
1997–1999
Minister of Forestry & Environment
In office
1999–2001
Minister of Fisheries & Ocean Resources
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Matara District
In office
2001–2004
Minister of Special Projects
In office
2007–2008
Minister of Postal and Telecommunication
In office
2008–2010
Personal details
Born14 November
Devinuwara
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
ChildrenKanchana Wijesekera
ResidenceMatara
Alma materJayawardanepura Vidyodaya University , Sri Lanka Law College
ProfessionLawyer

Mahinda Wijesekera is a Sri Lankan politician, former Fisheries cabinet minister[1] and a former member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. In 2001, Wijesekara left the President Chandrika Kumaratunga's ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party and joined United National Party along with few other senior ministers of the government such as S. B. Dissanayake and G. L. Peiris.[2] He was a member of the working committee of UNP and the party organizer for Weligama. However, in 2006 UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe removed from all of his positions in the party as a result of internal crisis against the leadership.[3] On 2007, Wijesekara again crossed over to United People's Freedom Alliance government.[4] He was the Telecommunications Minister in the government. He was injured in a suicide bombing in 2009.[5]

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