Mangala Samaraweera

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Person.png Mangala Samaraweera  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, COVID-19/Premature death)
Mangala Samaraweera.png
Born21 April 1956
Sri Lanka
Died24 August 2021 (Age 65)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lanka
PartyUnited National Party
The finance minister of Sri Lanka until just before COVID. He later died of the disease despite being vaccinated.

Employment.png Sri Lanka/Finance Minister

In office
22 May 2017 - 17 November 2019

Employment.png Sri Lanka/Media Minister

In office
22 May 2017 - 17 November 2019

Employment.png Sri Lanka/Foreign Minister

In office
12 January 2015 - 22 May 2017

Employment.png Sri Lanka/Foreign Minister

In office
23 November 2005 - 28 January 2007

Mangala Samaraweera was the first openly gay Sri Lankan politician. He held many high ministerial roles including; finance, media and foreign affairs.

He died of COVID in August 2021 despite having had the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.[1]



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