Thalatha Atukorale

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Hon.
Thalatha Atukorale
MP
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Minister of Justice
Assumed office
25 August 2017
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe
Minister Prison Reforms
Assumed office
1 May 2018
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by D.M. Swaminathan
Foreign Employment Promotion & Welfare
In office
12 January 2015 – 25 February 2018
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Dilan Perera
Succeeded by Harin Fernando
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Ratnapura District
Assumed office
2004
Personal details
Born (1963-05-30) 30 May 1963 (age 55)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Other political
affiliations
United National Front
Profession Attorney-at-Law

Thalatha Atukorale (born 30 May 1963) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. Atukorala was appointed as the cabinet minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare by President Maithripala Sirisena on 12 January 2015. She was given the additional duties of Minister of Justice on 25 August 2017. becoming the first woman to hold that position in Sri Lanka.[1] She is the sister of Gamini Atukorale, former Minister and assistant leader of the United National Party.

Atukorale came into active politics in 2004, after the death of her brother Gamini, a former cabinet minister and assistant leader of the United National Party. She won a seat in the parliament at the 2004, 2010 and the 2015 elections from Rathnapura district.

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