STATE MINISTER OF FINANCE
Hon. Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena
State Minister of Finance
Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana Was born in 1955 to an illustrious political family in the District of Matara situated in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. His Father held many a prominent leadership position at local and provincial level. The Abeywardana Family has been actively involved in the political Arena of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka for more than 40 years.
The prominence of the Abeywardana family in defining the political leadership fabric of the south of Sri Lanka has been growing rapidly over the past few years with Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana continuously been elected to the parliament of Sri Lanka in thirteen consecutive general elections. He was the Former Employment and Welfare Minister.
He was educated at Mahinda College in Galle, a college renowned for producing some of Sri Lanka's most astute political leaders. Mr. Abeywardana was a proponent of various micro level development programs that enabled the people to improve their quality of life. He is the Chairman of the Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana Foundation.