Mahinda Wijesekara

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Mahinda Wijesekera

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

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]