Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi

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Weerasinghe Mallimaratchi
Former Cabinet Minister of Food and Co-operative and Janasaviya-Poverty Alleviation ) He is the world's first cabinet minister of Poverty Alleviation )
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo District Kolonnawa
In office
25 August 1977 – 24 October 1994
Preceded by T. B. Ilangaratne
Succeeded by Bennet Cooray
Majority 5300 votes
Personal details
Born 6th November 1929
Kandy Central province
Died 24 October 1994(1994-10-24) (aged 64)
Thotalanga, Grandpass,
Sri Lanka.
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Spouse(s) Prema Mallimaratchi
Children Jayantha,Kumar & Janaka
Residence 10,Tamarind Gardens,Kolonnawa
Alma mater Ananda College & Dharmaraja College,Kandy
Profession Politician
Religion Buddhist

Member of Parliament from 1977 to 1994

Deputy Mayor Colombo 1970-1971 Member Colombo Municipal Council 1962-1977 District Minister of Colombo 1978-1988 Minister of Petroleum Services 1988-1989 State Minister of Industries 1989-1990 Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi (d. October 24, 1994) was the Cabinet Minister of Food / Co-operative and Janasaviya) of United National Party government from 1990-94.[1] He was elected to parliament in 1977 & re-elected in 1989 and in 1994 from the Kolonnawa electorate in Colombo district. Parliamentary election of 1994. But his political life was cut short when he was assassinated by a female suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) while attending an election rally in support of Gamini Dissanayake, for the Presidential election of 1994.[2]

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