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Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sarath Amunugama assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

  • Personal Details

  • Name
    Dr. Sarath Amunugama
  • Age
    79 Years (Date of Birth - 10/07/1939)
  • Academic Qualifications

    1986  – PhDs in Social Anthropology, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Science Sociale, Paris, France
    1973 – Master of Arts in Social Sciences (University of Saskatchewan) Canada·
    1961 – Bachelor of Arts (University of Ceylon). Honours Degree in Sociology
    1990 – 1991 – Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, USA

    Career

    1961 – 1962  – Lecturer in Sociology, University of Ceylon
    1962 – 1968   – Ceylon Civil Service
    1968 – 1972    – Director of Information, Government of Sri Lanka
    1970 – 1972  – Chairman, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Sri Lanka
    1972 – 1977    – Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Sri Lanka
    1977 – 1982  – Secretary, Ministry of State, Sri Lanka
    1982- 1986 – Director, International Programmer for the Development of Communication,  UNESCO, Paris
    1986 – 1990   – Associate Secretary General, Worldview International Foundation

    Professional

    1978 – 1981 –     Chairman, Sri Lanka Mass Communication Association
    1981 – 1982 –     Executive Committee Member and Secretary General, Asian Mass Communication, Information and Research Centre, Singapore
    1980  –    UNDP Consultant for Asia on the Development Information Network Project
    1980 – 1981 –     Sri Lanka Delegate to UNESCO Conferences on  Media, Paris

    1991 to date  In Politics 

    1992 –  1994 Member of Central Provincial Council, Sri Lanka
    1994 –  2018 Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka
    1999 –  to date Member of Parliament and Minister in the Government of Sri Lanka
    Minister of Rehabilitation, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Irrigation & Water Management, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Education and Higher Education, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Finance and Planning, Industries & Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Enterprise Development & Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Public Administration & Home Affairs & Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning, Sri  Lanka
    Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning & Senior Presidential Adviser on Economic & Monetary  Affairs, Sri Lanka
    Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation, Sri Lanka
    Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation & Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning, Sri Lanka
    Minister of Higher Education
    Minister for Special Assignments
    Minister of Science, Technology. Research, Skills Development & Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage
    Minister of Foreign Affairs