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 byT. B. Ilangaratne
Succeeded byBennet Cooray
Majority5300 votes
Personal details
Born6 November 1929
Kandy Central province
Died24 October 1994(1994-10-24) (aged 64)
Thotalanga, Grandpass,
Sri Lanka.
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party
Spouse(s)Prema Mallimaratchi
ChildrenJayantha,Kumar & Janaka
Residence10,Tamarind Gardens,Kolonnawa
Alma materAnanda College & Dharmaraja College,Kandy

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 (died 24 October 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 in the 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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  1. ^ "Ministers who served the Co-operative sector from the inception of the Co-operative business in Sri Lanka". Archived from the original on 4 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Jane's Sentinel examines the success of the LTTE in resisting the Sri Lankan forces". Jane's Sentinel. 4 September 2000. Archived from the original on 15 August 2001. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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