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| Mangala Samaraweera |
(politician, COVID-19/Premature death)
|Born||21 April 1956|
|Died||24 August 2021 (Age 65)|
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Party||United National Party|
The finance minister of Sri Lanka until just before COVID. He later died of the disease despite being vaccinated.
Mangala Samaraweera was the first openly gay Sri Lankan politician. He held many high ministerial roles including; finance, media and foreign affairs.