Thilanga Sumathipala

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The Honourable
Thilanga Sumathipala
තිලංග සුමතිපාල
திலங்க சுமதிபால
Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Parliament of Sri Lanka
Assumed office
1 September 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Chandima Weerakkody
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
Assumed office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo District
In office
Personal details
Born (1964-05-03) May 3, 1964 (age 53)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Spouse(s) Samadara Sumathipala
Children Udhantha, Dulantha, Sajantha
Residence 59, Ananda Rajakaruna Mw,
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Alma mater Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Politics
Profession Businessman
Website Official website

Uduwatuwage Janath Priya Thilanga Sumathipala MP (born 3 May 1964) (known as Thilanga Sumathipala) is a Sri Lankan politician who is currently the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka since 2015. He is also the current President of Sri Lanka Cricket, who was appointed in January 2016.[1]

Previously he served as Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training.[2] He is a Member of Parliament representing the Colombo District. He served as a member of the Western Provincial Council and was the Sri Lanka Freedom Party chief organiser for the Borella Electorate in Colombo District. He is also the chairman of the Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretariat Development Coordination Committee and the managing director of one of the largest private corporate groups of companies in Sri Lanka. He is one of leading business magnates in Sri Lanka.

Early life and education[edit]

Thilanga Sumathipala was born on 3 May 1964 in Colombo. He received his education at Nalanda College Colombo and London College of Communication, UK. While at school Thilanga excelled in cricket and was the vice captain of the Nalanda College first XI team in 1982.[3]


Sumathipala chaired two telecommunication companies namely Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd from 2002 to 2004. He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka in 1997–1998, 2000–2001 and 2003–2004. Between 1998–2000 he was the director of the International Cricket Council and the president of the Asian Cricket Council in 1997–1998. He was also the chairman of the Asian Cricket Committee in 2000–2001.