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Sri Lankan government official

Mangala Samaraweera, Sri Lankan government official.

Education

Attended, Royal College, Colombo. Attended, Walthamforest College, London. Attended, St. Martin's School of Art, London.

Bachelor in Clothing Design & Technology, London.

Career

Design consultant National Design Center Department of Small Industries, Department Textile Industries. Organizer Sri Lanka Freedom Party, since 1983, treasurer. Coordinating secretary Mother's Front Human Rights Organization, 1990—1994.

Minister Posts and Telecommunications Sri Lankan Government, 1994—2000, minister Urban Development, Construction, Public Utilities, 2000—2001, deputy minister Finance, 2001, minister Ports and Aviation, since 2004, deputy minister Education, 2004—2005, minister Information and Media, 2004—2005, minister Foreign Affairs, since 2005. Chief opposition whip Parliament, 2002—2004. Sri Lanka representative, Executive Board United Nations Educational Science Cultural Organization, 2004.

Visiting lecturer Institute Aesthetic Studies, University Kelaniya.