Dr. Bandula Gunawardana who was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the new Minister of Mass Media on May 23 assumed duties at the Ministry of Mass Media.
Dr. Gunawardana held the portfolio of Media on a previous occasion as well. In addition to this position, the President has appointed him as the Minister of Transport and Highways.
Born on March 15, 1953, Bandula Gunawardana had his education at Rajasingha Maha Vidyalaya, Hanwella and Lumbini College, Colombo. He obtained Honours in Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. A popular Economics lecturer for 25 years, he has authored over 51 books mostly on Economics, Commerce, Management and Politics.