P. B. G. Kalugalla

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The Honourable Dr
P. B. G. Kalugalla
Minister of Finance, Education, Cultural Affairs, Social Services, Transport, Post, Ports, Aviation and Tourism
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kegalle District
In office
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Philippines
Personal details
Born 19 March 1920
Died 20 November 2007(2007-11-20) (aged 87)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United National Party
Democratic United National Front
Alma mater Maris Stella College
Ananda College
Occupation Politics
Profession Lawyer
Religion Buddhist

Punchi Banda Gunathilleke Kalugalla (19 March 1920 – 20 November 2007), known as "P. B. G. Kalugalla", was a Sri Lankan politician, Cabinet Minister and diplomat.[1] He contested 1956 election as a Sri Lanka Freedom Party candidate for Kegalle electorate won and appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health by Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike.In 1959 June he was appointed as Minister of Cultural Affairs & Social Services.And also served that portfolio under Prime Minister W. Dahanayake.In March 1960 he contested same electorate was successful.In same year July election he won it and appointed as Minister of Transport & Works by Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.In 1962 November he was appointed as Minister of Finance, In 1963 May First re-shuffle was appointed as Minister of Education & Cultural Affairs by Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike.

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  1. ^ Kalugalla passes away. The Island, Retrieved on 22 November 2007.