Dilan appointed as Assistant Secretary of SLFP

I am pleased to be appointed as an Assistant Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party during the recent Party General meeting held under the new leader, HE, Mithreepala Sirisena.

I started my political career with the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party headed by late Wijeya Kumarathunga and then joined SLFP under the leadership of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Since then, I have been a loyal member of the SLFP who stood up to protect party policies and the vision shared by its leader.

SLFP has decided to support the 100 day programme promised by HE Sirisena to the nation. We would stand by the President and support his programme and the minority government formed by Ranil Wickremasinghe with 47 members in parliament, despite having parliamentary majority with 127 members. This is a display of respect SLFP has for the mandate given by people to the New President and respect for democracy. As a party we made a conscious choice to sit in the opposition and support as necessary as well as pressurize the government to deliver on promises made to people. As an active member of SLFP I will continue to do that in order to hold the new government accountable.

I take this opportunity to salute the people of Badulla District for electing me to Parliament for almost 3 decades.

Dilan Perera

Member of Parliament

Dear colleagues and friends,

I thank you for all your support tendered during my tenure as Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare.
Since the President who appointed me was defeated in the elections yesterday, I believe I have no right to hold my portfolio any further. Therefore, I have handed over my resignation and with my vehicles, and forego all other privileges provided for a Cabinet Minister. I have instructed my personal staff to do the same.
I have served the people with honesty and to my full capacity, with a clear vision. I believe I have made a few but valuable contributions to the Foreign Employment Industry. From now on, I will be serving as a Member of the Opposition and try my best to force the new government to implement the mandate sought from the people of my country.
I like to take this opportunity to renew my thanks to all for the assistance provided during the last 4 years.

Thank you,
Dilan Perera
Member of Parliament

Dilan appointed as the Chair of the Colombo Process (Collective of Labour Sending Countries)

Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion & Welfare Dilan Perera has said Sri Lanka which recently assumed the Chairmanship of the Colombo Process..

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BBS and JBS two sides of same coin – Dilan

The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) and Jathika Bala Sena (JBA) organizations are two sides of the same coin, inciting racial and religious hatred in the country through hate speech, according to Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Dilan Perera.

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Minister Dilan met with the Namibian President


As the special envoy of HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Dilan Perera met Namibian President HE Hifikepunye Pohamba on 12th February 2014.Namibia has given assurance to support Sri Lanka in her process of reconciliation and development.

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Welcome to the site of Dilan Perera.

It’s important that Sri Lankans get to know their elected members of parliament better and understand the vision and actions presented by the members of parliament for the betterment of the country. This website is an attempt at improving that understanding.

Dilan is a man who dedicated his life to serve people of Sri Lanka. You honored him and his qualities by electing him repeatedly for over 25 years. He is a man with a vision and dedication but he can’t do it alone. Together with you he can create a world with equality, respect for diversity, free of violence, transparent and with accountability.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
~Bruce Barton