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
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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