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Hon Pavithra Wanniarachchi took oaths before H.E President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Power and Energy today (Monday) at Temple Trees. A Lawyer by profession
she is the elder daughter of Mr. Dharmadasa Wanniarachchi Senior Politician who served as Member of Parliament for Pelmadulla, Deputy Minister of Industries and Science and later as Governor of North Western Province.
Hon Pavithra Wanniarachchi entered politics as a member of Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and was elected to Parliament in the year 1994 . She was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Health, Social Services and Highways. Since year 2000 Hon Pavithra Wanniarachchi served the country as a Cabinet Minister holding the portfolios of Plan Implementation, Samurdhi and Poverty Alleviation, Youth Affairs, National Heritage , Cultural Affairs and Technology and Research.
Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi is the party Deputy Secretary of the SLFP while she heads the woman’s wing of the party.