State Minister of Public Enterprise Development


Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena educated at Mahinda College – Galle, He was elected to the Southern Provincial Council in 1988. He Contested the Parliamentary Election in 1994 and elected as a Matara District Member. He has been in Parliament since 1994 and 2017 is the 23 rd year in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Hon. Lakshman Yapa previously served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development in 2010, Deputy Minister of Civil aviliation in 2015 and as State Minister for Finance in 2015.

Also the Minister formerly served as the cabinet Minister of Foreign Employment welfare in 2002, Minister of Media in 2007, Minister of Investment Promotion in 2013, and as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in 2015.

The Minister was appointed as State Minister of Public Enterprise Development on June 2017.

Minister Abeywardena was born to a prominent political family in Matara District and he has been a propenent of various micro – level development programmes to enable the people to improve their quality of life. He is the Chairman of The Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Foundation.

Also Minister Abeywardena is the chairman of the Amarapura Nikayabiwurdhi Dayaka Sabawa in Sri Lankan and Vice President of Sri Rohana Sanga Saba Dayaka Sabawa of Malwathu Chapter.

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