Weerasinghe de Silva

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Weerasinghe de Silva
Member of Parliament
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Balapitiya
In office
Preceded by L. C. de Silva
Succeeded by Norman Waidyaratna
Personal details
Born Pettagan Dedreck Weerasingha de Silva
21 January 1935[1]
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka
Died November 2006
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka
Political party Lanka Sama Samaja Party
Alma mater Siddharta Maha Vidyalaya, Balapitiya
Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Politics
Profession Lawyer

Pettagan Dedreck Weerasingha de Silva (21 January 1935 – November 2006) was a Sri Lankan politician and a former MP representing the seat of Balapitiya.

De Silva was the nephew of Dr. Colvin R. de Silva, his younger brother was Asoka Weerasinghe de Silva and his brother-in-law was Sarath Muthetuwegama.[2]

He was educated at Siddharta Maha Vidyalaya Balapitiya[2] for primary education and then received secondary education from Nalanda College Colombo before entering the Law College, where he passed out as a Senior Counselor.[3]

At the 1970 general parliamentary elections he successfully contested the seat of Balapitiya, as part of the United Front, winning by over 8,000 votes.[4] At the next parliamentary elections in 1977 he was defeated by almost 9,000 votes by the United National Party's candidate, Norman Waidyaratna. [5]


  1. ^ "Hon. de Silva, Pettagan Dedreck Weerasingha, M.P." Directory of Past Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Death of Weerasinghe de Silva". Daily News. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ Water Supply and Drainage Minister and Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena
  4. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1970" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1977" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 22 May 2017.