Hon Malik Samarawickrama


Malik Samarawickrama, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (FCMA) London, is the Cabinet Minister for Development Strategies & International Trade, in Sri Lanka.

He is a successful businessman with interests in diverse sectors. In particular, he has played a longstanding role in Sri Lanka’s apparel sector which constitutes the country’s leading source of exports. He has served as the Deputy Chairman of the Apparel Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka.

In addition, he had been the Chairman/Director of a number of companies engaged in manufacture & export of ready-made garments, Real Estate Development and Import/Export business.

He is the current Chairman of the United National Party (UNP) –a position he held before from 2002 to 2006.

In August 2015, Mr. Samarawickrama entered Parliament and assumed the Cabinet portfolio of Development Strategies & International Trade.