Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Leader of the House and former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka short while ago.

Gunawardena took oath before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Prime Minister’s Office on Flower Road this morning.

He has served as a Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and Leader of the House in the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He is the current leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) party since 1983.

Born on 2 March 1949, Gunawardena is the son of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna founder Philip Gunawardena and Kusumasiri Gunawardena.

He received his primary and secondary education from Royal College, Colombo and later studied at the Netherlands School of Business, graduating with a diploma in business administration and management. He later joined the University of Oregon, graduating with a B.B.A. degree in international business.

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