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Gamini Lokuge

Gamini Lokuge
Minister of Labour & Productivity Improvement
Assumed office
April 23, 2010
Preceded by Athauda Seneviratne
Minister for Sports and Public Recreation
In office
January 28, 2007 – April 23, 2010
Preceded by Jeewan Kumaranatunga
Succeeded by C. B. Rathnayake
Minister of Tourism
In office
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Colombo District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1948-05-08) May 8, 1948 (age 66)
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party (Democratic)
Other political
United People's Freedom Alliance
Residence Mawittara, Piliyandala
Alma mater Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte
Occupation Politician
Profession Businessman
Religion Buddhist

Gamini Kulawansa Lokuge (born 8 May 1948) is a Sri Lankan politician and Government Minister. He was born in Piliyandala in a middle-class family. Lokuge started his primary education at Piliyandala and finished his higher education at Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte.

He entered politics in 1960 through the United National Party (UNP). Lokuge first contested in national elections at the 1983 polls for the Kesbewa electorate. He won with a clear majority. Minister Lokuge has won every national election to the present day.

His record of service includes the post of Minister of Tourism in the UNP governments of 1989 and 2002. In 2006 Lokuge joined the government under President Mahinda Rajapakse.

In January 2007 Lokuge was appointed to the Ministry of Sports and Public Recreation, he was re-elected at the 2010 polls.


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