Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Politician

1955 –

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Who is Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena?

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the current cabinet minister of Investment Promotion in President Mahinda Rajapakse's Government. He is a representative of Matara District for the United People's Freedom Alliance in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, to which he has been elected in 13 consecutive general elections. He was formerly Minister of Media, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Foreign Employment Welfare.

Abeywardana was born in 1955 to a prominent political family in Matara District, in Southern Province, where his father held local and provincial leadership positions. He was educated at St. Servatius College, Matara.

Abeywardana has been a proponent of various micro-level development programs to enable the people to improve their quality of life. He is the Chairman of the Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana Foundation.

Abeywardana resides in Colombo. He is married and has three sons.

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Born
Jun 7, 1955
Sri Lanka
Religion
  • Buddhism
Nationality
  • Sri Lanka
Education
  • Mahinda College

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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