Nimal Siripala de Silva

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Nimal Siripala de Silva

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Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation
In office
4 September 2015 – 26 October 2018
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byRanjith Maddumabandara
Succeeded byArjuna Ranathunga
15th Leader of the Opposition
In office
16 January 2015 – 26 June 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Preceded byRanil Wickremesinghe
Succeeded byR. Sampanthan
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Badulla District
Assumed office
2000
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
In office
1989–2000
Personal details
Born (1944-09-06) 6 September 1944 (age 75)
Badulla, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lanka
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
(2004 – Present)
People's Alliance
(1994 – 2004)
Alma materNalanda College, Colombo, Carey College, Colombo
OccupationPolitics
ProfessionLawyer

Nilenthi Nimal Siripala de Silva MP (born 6 September 1944) is Sri Lanka's Cabinet Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation in 15th Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and a Member of Parliament representing the Badulla District. He was also the former Leader of the Opposition, former Cabinet Minister (Irrigation and Water Resources Management), former Leader of the House.[1]

De Silva is a lawyer by profession and received his secondary education at Nalanda College, Colombo.[2]

He is the Assembly President of the World Health Organization.

On 4 July 1996 De Silva escaped with injuries in an attempted assassination by a LTTE female suicide bomber at the Stanley Road in Jaffna. This incident took place minutes after the Minister declared open a branch of Building Materials Corporation (BMC) in Jaffna. Brigadier Ananda Hamangoda (Jaffna Sector Commander), Ranjith Godamuna (Chairman, Lanka Cement) and 21 others were killed with more than 50 injured in the explosion.[3]

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  1. ^ Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, M.P
  2. ^ Who is Nimal Siripala De Silva? A lawyer turned politician
  3. ^ Wasantha Siriwardena (7 July 1996). "Thursdays blast in Jaffna". The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka. Retrieved 19 February 2014.

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