Sarath Amunugama (politician)

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Honourable
Sarath Amunugama
MP SLAS
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Minister for Special Projects
Assumed office
23 October 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management
In office
2000–2001
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Minister of Finance
In office
14 April 2004 – 22 November 2005
President Chandrika Kumaratunga
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Preceded by K. N. Choksy
Succeeded by Mahinda Rajapaksa
Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs
In office
23 November 2005 – 28 January 2007
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Preceded by Amarasiri Dodangoda
Succeeded by Karu Jayasuriya
Minister Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion
In office
2007–2010
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning
In office
2010 – 12 January 2015
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kandy District
In office
1994–2015
Personal details
Born (1939-07-10) July 10, 1939 (age 77)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
United National Party
Other political
affiliations
United People's Freedom Alliance
Residence 50/1, Siripa Road,
Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.
Occupation Civil servant
Religion Buddhist

Sarath Leelananda Bandara Amunugama (Sinhala:සරත් ලීලානන්ද බණඩාර අමුනුගම), MP, SLAS (born July 10, 1939) is a Sri Lankan politician and civil servant. He was the Cabinet Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning until April 2010. He is a Member of Parliament from the Kandy District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

He studied at the Trinity College, Kandy and graduated from the University of Ceylon.[1] He joined the Ceylon Civil Service (CCS) in its last intake of cadets in 1962. Following the disestablishment of the CCS he was transferred to its successor the Ceylon Administrative Service which was later renamed as the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS). During his career in the SLAS he served as Government Agent of the Kandy District, Director of Information, Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and later Chairman, The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. Before entering active politics he worked as an International Civil Servant for UNESCO headquarters in Paris. He resides in Colombo.

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  1. ^ Samaranayake, Ajith (2 November 2003). "The Return to Peradeniya". Sunday Observer. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 


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