Sagala Ratnayaka

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Hon.
Sagala Ratnayaka
MP
Minister Youth Afaiars and Southern Development
Assumed office
25 February 2018
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Ranil Wickramasinghe
Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development
In office
11 November 2015 – 25 February 2018
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by Tilak Marapana
Succeeded by Ranil Wickramasinghe
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Matara District
Assumed office
2015
In office
2000–2010
Personal details
Born (1968-02-27) 27 February 1968 (age 50)
Deniyaya
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Residence 06/01, 28th Lane,
Off Flower Road,
Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
Alma mater Royal College Colombo
Lewis & Clark College
Profession Agriculturalist
Website https://twitter.com/sagalaratnayaka

Sagala Gajendra Ratnayaka, MP (born 27 February 1968) is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs & Southern Development and former Cabinet Minister of Law and Order & Southern Development[1] & also Prime Minister's Chief of Staff and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Educated at the Royal College Colombo where he became the Head Prefect, he graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor's degree in business administration studies in 1993. After graduation, he worked as a financial analyst at Central Finance and joined HSBC Sri Lanka going on to become a credit operations manager.[2]

Political career[edit]

Ratnayake hailed from a political family from Deniyaya, where his grandfather V. G. W. Ratnayake, MBE was a notable legislator. He entered politics in 1999, having been elected as a member of the Southern Provincial Council; in 2000, he was elected to parliament from the Matara District. He served as Deputy Minister of Power and Energy from 2002 to 2004. Having been re-elected he retained the seat till 2010, from January 2015 to September 2015 he served as the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister until he was elected to parliament and appointed as a Cabinet minister. He is known as a very close friend to Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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