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Nalaka Godahewa

Hon. Nalaka Godahewa

State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness


Hon. (Dr.) Nalaka Godahewa currently serves as the State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness of Sri Lanka. He is a professional of the highest caliber with academic qualifications in 5 different disciplines of management, namely Engineering, Accounting, Marketing, Corporate Management and Economics. Dr. Godahewa holds a BSc. Honors degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa, an MBA from University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a PhD. in Economics from University of South Australia. Dr. Godahewa is also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute Marketing UK and a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK. He is also the honorary president of the Sri Lanka branch of the Certified Management Accountants of Australia.

Dr. Nalaka Godahewa is not just a politician but a multi-qualified business professional with a wide range of experiences in managing both public sector and private sector organizations across a number of industries in both in Sri Lanka and abroad. Before entering politics, he had functioned as Head of Business Development at Unilever Ceylon, Director Customer Care at Suntel, CEO Overseas Operations of MAS Holdings, Director of Lanka Hospitals, Director of Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board, Director of Sri Lanka Catering, Director of Seylan Bank, Director of Urban Development Authority, Chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism and Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka.

He received the highest preferential votes from Gampaha District and got elected to the parliament on 5th August 2020. The 325,479 votes he received at that election was the highest ever for anyone who contested a parliamentary election in Sri Lanka for the first time. A proud product of Ananda College - Colombo, Hon. Dr. Nalaka Godahewa continues his dedicated services to the motherland as a full-time politician, civil activist and independent analyst voicing his views with clarity and vigor in the public socio economic, political and cultural discourses.

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Speeches by Hon. Nalaka Godahewa

Jun 08, 2021

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sri Lanka’s Infrastructure Roadmap

Jun 09, 2021

2:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Sri Lanka’s Infrastructure Roadmap