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Picture of Hon. Ravi Karunanayake Minister of Finance, January 2015 to Present

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera


Minister of Finance Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, is a United National Party Matara District parliamentarian.

After having his primary education at Royal College, Colombo, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera completed his studies in London. On his return to Sri Lanka in 1982, he worked as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, University of Kelaniya as well as being a consultant to the Department of Textiles, spearheading a campaign to market local textiles in the west.

In 1988, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera entered the political arena at the request of Hon. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and in the General Elections of 1989, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Matara District and he has continuously represented the Southern constituency, making him one of the most senior Parliamentarians in Sri Lanka today.