Batch mates from the Law Collage of Sri Lanka, Dilan Perera, former Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and welfare and the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and welfare, Mrs. Thalatha Athukorala addressing the media at the Ministry today.

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I like to wish all the very best to Hon Thalatha Athukorala, who assumed duties as the Hon Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and welfare, in the new national unity government formed with the leadership of HE Maithreepala Sirisena, the President and Hon Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

During the 100 day journey to fulfill wishes of the people of the country, I hope, HE the President and Hon Prime Minister will have the vision and courage to appoint only people like the new Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and welfare, who has a clean record. If the new administration is tainted with persons who are accused of bribery, corruption, violation of law and ethnic hatred, it will be contrary to the wishes of the people.

Dilan Perea

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

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Minister Dilan met with the Namibian President

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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.

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