Weerakumara Dissanayake

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Weerakumara Dissanayake

State Minister of Mahaweli Development
Assumed office
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Deputy Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development
In office
PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa
Prime MinisterD. M. Jayaratne
Member of Parliament
for Anuradhapura District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 48)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance, National Freedom Front

Weerakumara Dissanayake (Sinhala: වීරකුමාර දිසානායක) (born 10 April 1971) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and member of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). He was deputy minister of Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development from 2010 to 2015.[1] In 2017 he left the National Freedom Front (NFF) to join the Sri Lanka Freedom Party supporting President Maithripala Sirisena.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Weerakumara Dissanayake
Election Constituency Party Votes Result
2004 parliamentary Puttalama District UPFA 50,194 Elected
2010 parliamentary[3] Anuradhapura District UPFA 27,102 Elected
2015 parliamentary[4] Anuradhapura District UPFA 69,489 Elected


On 2 April 2018, Weerakumara was appointed as the State Minister of Mahaweli Development. [5]


  1. ^ Jayakody, Rasika (10 October 2010). "JVP using SF 'to cover its political nudity".
  2. ^ http://asianmirror.lk/news/item/26365-split-in-weerawansa-s-national-freedom-front-weerakumara-piyasiri-wijenaike-pb-kumara-join-slfp
  3. ^ "General Elections 2010 preferential votes" (PDF). The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 10 April 2010.
  4. ^ Santiago, Melanie (18 August 2015). "General Election 2015: Full list of preferential votes". News First.
  5. ^ "New State and Deputy Ministers..." Ada derana. 2 April 2018.