All Candidates UNP

Gnana Rathnayaka

Electorate – Haliela

Age – 49 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1983

  • Council Organizer
  • Candidate
  • Secretary of the Lakwanitha Front
  • Secretary of Women and elders committee

Activities done within the party

  • Awareness raising among party members
  • Organizing meetings at the village level, district level, electorate level, community level and at the parliamentary level

Activities done for the community

  • Providing assistance for housing loans
  • Providing assistance  for toilets
  • Providing assistance for self employment
  • Providing assistance for community work

 R.M. Gnanawathi

Electorate – Mahiyanganaya

Age – 48 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1978

  • Secretary of the Lakwanithaorganization of the UNP
  • President of the Belaganwewa women’s society of UNP

Activities done within the party

  • Working as the secretary of the Lakwanitha organization UNP board of authority

Activities done for the community

  • Providing self-employment programs for women to empower themselves
  • Encouraging women to save money for emergencies and for agricultural work without  obtaining loans
  • Working as the leader of Ekamuthu farmer society

Priyanka Herath

Electorate – Mahiyanganaya

Harriet Nawaragammana

Electorate – Welimada

R.M. Ranjani Malkanthi Rathnayaka

Electorate – Soranathota

Age – 35 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Cooperative Shop Manager

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1993. Member.

Activities done within the party

  • Doing election work for United National Party with the villagers of Pussella Kanda.
  • Participating at all election meetings and going from house to house to advocate people about the activities of the party.

Activities done for the community

  • Working as the Corporative shop manager in 27 villages including Pussella Kanda, Thaldeniya, Payaranathota etc…
  • Working on voluntary basis at the Pussella Kanda Clinic for two years
  • Have assisted in introducing training programs to the village

Nandani Rajapaksa

Electorate – Passara

Age – 42 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Farming

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1994

  • President of Lakwanitha Society
  • President of the women’s wing  in the provincial area
  • Member of the district committee
  • Member of the Working committee

Activities done within the party

  • Have been actively involved in every election from 1994

Activities done for the community

  • Have been involved in activities regarding making roads, establishing libraries, donating chairs for societies, directing poor women to self-employment programs, giving sewing machines, giving donations to temples, giving roofing material, donating wheel chairs for sick people etc..
  • Providing small interest loans for women to do self-employment work, starting cycle loans, assisting handicapped women to build their houses, organizing awareness programs on violence against women.
  • Have assisted in distributing seeds for farmer societies.

R.M. Hemalatha

Electorate – Bandarawela

Age – 49 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Hand loom Instructor

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1970

  • President and Secretary of the women’s society
  • President and Secretary of the Board of Authority

Activities done within the party

  • Leading as an active party leader
  • Organizing meetings and actively involving in election work in order to increase the number of votes

Activities done for the community

  • Providing welfare to donate wheel chairs, roofing materials and scholarships
  • Getting water to the village through the local council.
  • Getting benefits to the village through women’s leadership.

D.M.L. Dissanayaka

Electorate – Haputale

Age – 63 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L), Trained as a Teacher

Profession – Teacher

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1976

  • Working as the secretary of the Welimada UNP women’s wing and as the secretary in the village society from 1973 – 1963.
  • Working as a UNP activist, organizer and a secretary.
  • Holding positions and working in the women’s working committee of the women’s ministry
  • Working as an activist in Haputale from 1983

Activities done within the party

Apart from the abovementioned activities, doing everything with regard to development (e.g giving employment, giving stationary to school children, water pipes) and preparing the annual work plan.

Activities done for the community

Conducting professional, self employment and technical training programs for women. Doing development projects, road, health and recycling projects. Looking in to school children’s welfare matters. (with the help of the business men in the area and the divisional secretary)

Violet Kodithuwakku

Electorate – Uva Paranagama

Age – 62 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Grama Niladhari

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1958

  • Party President in the area
  • Party Secratary in the area

Activities done within the party

  • Involved in every activity of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Making roads
  • Making wells
  • Making a community hall
  • Working with the society from childhood

Kanchana Ruwanmali Malwaththa

Electorate – Uva Paranagama

Age – 36 years

Education – Degree

Profession – Counsellor

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1996

  • President of the Youth front
  • Secretary of the Division
  • Area organizer

Activities done within the party

  • Holding the title of the president for 4 years at the Uva Paranagama local authority
  • Holding the opposition leader title for 5 years and the head of the UNP team
  • Involving in all other activities of the party
  • As a public representative has served the public at the optimum level. 9 years of service.

Activities done for the community

  • Conducting economic, social and cultural programs with the intention of distributing all resources to everybody in the local council.
  • Building a new town

 S.P. Jayawathi Ekanayaka

Electorate – Ella

Age – 62 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1977

  • Council Leader – President of Lakwwanitha
  • Branch President and Secretary
  • Secratary of Jana Bala
  • Working as a polling station officer at the Demodara polling booth.
  • Main organiser of political campaings

Activities done within the party

I have done campaigning representing Demodara division since 1977 and have opened a election office in my name with the permission. Have donated the residential land to be used for banner and posters of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Founding women’s Village development society and through it,
  • Making a flight of steps for Polgasarawa village
  • Distributing water to the town by making a water tank in the village of Na Ulla.
  • Getting the approval and building the road and the cemetery house for Demodara Cemetry
  • Making a bridge to enter the village through Pullear Kovil in the Sawdan Estate.
  • Making a water tank for upper Netharvil and distribution of water pipesConstructing a wall in front of Demodara Mosque.

K.B.V. Violet

Electorate – Ella

Age – 59 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Councillor of Ella Local Council and Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1969

  • Councilor of Ella local Council
  • President of Lakwanitha
  • President of the board of authority of the area
  • Member of the working committee
  • Member of the district level board of authority

Activities done within the party

  • Have been active in all party activities

Activities done for the community

  • Welfare activities are done with the provisions of the party members with my leadership.
  • NGO’s have served the people according to their needs. E.g: building farms for cows, training for bee cultivation, conducting self empowerment training programs for women, getting the service of science and technology unit, assisting in getting loans for self employment work(state banks)through small groups
  • As the treasurer of the Ella women’s wing, have assisted women to get self employment.
  • Working with NGO’s and conducting special training programs to empower their economic status.

Sugala Dias

Electorate – Badulla Municipal Council

R.M. Padmini Chandrakanthi

Electorate – Lunugala

Age – 47 years

Education – University Graduate

Profession – Teacher

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1979

  • Working as the Secretary of the women’s wing in Passara

Activities done within the party

  • Actively involved in any work within the party

Activities done for the community

  • Assisting in voluntary work in the area
  • Conducting free classes for year 5 students
  • Have worked with the community for 15 years
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M.D. Nandawathi 

Electorate – Haliela

Age – 55 years

Education –  G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Personal Staff of Minister Dilan Perera

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1993

  • President of the branch society of the SLFP
  • President of the women’s society of the SLFP
  • President of the women’s wing of the Haliela seat
  • Contestant for Haliela Local Council
  • Vice President of the Board of Authority in the area.

Activities done within the party

  • Acted as representative in all elections since 1993
  • Came forward as a contestant
  • Been a representative at counting centers
  • Organizing political meetings
  • Going from house to house, etc.

Activities done for the community

  • Giving drinking water – 34 lakhs
  • Building of water tank in Dalukhinna – Rs. 90000
  • Laying concrete to Dematawelhinna main road under MagaNaguma – 7 Lakhs
  • Assisting in giving deeds
  • Donating books for school children.
  • Donating equipment  for mushroom cultivation for 10 women at the Muthulatha Women’s society
  • Providing kitchen utensils for Pragathi Funeral Society
  • Working as a Justice of Peace
W.J.V. Chandra Kumari

Electorate – Haliela

Age – 44 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Samurdhi Development Officer

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1979

  • President of the branch society
  • President of the women’s society in the division

Activities done within the party

  • Doing all the work that is handed over by the chief organizer of the party
  • Organizing events and participating members for meetings

Activities done for the community

  • Building houses through Samurdhi programs
  • Family development programs
  • Getting electricity to the village, getting water, concreting roads
  • Building a community hall
  • Donating equipment for sports society, giving roofing material
  • Providing sanitary facilities for the poor

R.M. Suneetha Chandra Kumari

Electorate – Haliela

Age – 49 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Samurdhi Officer

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1978. Member.

Activities done within the party

  • Introducing activities of the society
  • Supervising work
  • Supporting election campaigns

Activities done for the community

  • Doing drinking well projects
  • Concreating main roads and secondary rodas of Thudumahawela
  • Developing roads- making culverts
  • Developing channels
  • Roofing assistance- for 24 families
  • Toilet assistance – for 24 families
  • Health matters (awareness raising on Dengue, mal nutrition)
  • Providing roofing material, tents and chairs for funeral societies, women’s societies, welfare societies
  • Making a community hall
  • Donating 120 school bags for Sunday school children
  • Giving Samurdhi Scholarships (SisuDiriya) for 4 children
  •  Organizing eye clinics
  • Building 6 houses for the poor

L.A. Malani

Electorate – Mahiyanganaya

Age – 60 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L), Visharadha Musician

Profession – Head of Shrimalee Kalayathanaya

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1994

  • Member of the Giradurukotte new town women’s society of the party.

Activities done within the party

  • Participating at all elections as an activist since 1994
  • Doing all activities for the benefit of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Providing materials for FREEDOM mental hospital in Kelaniya each year.
  • Organizing a religious musical event on each Vesak Poya day with the village children.
  • Providing loans to increase income
  • Building women’s societies in the Mahaweli C zone in Giradurukotte
  • Starting the week market
  • Giving income generating project

H.H. Swarna Subasingha

Electorate – Ridimaliyadda

Age – 49 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1980

Activities done within the party – Supporting election campaigns

Activities done for the community

  • Actively getting involved in social work and sending women for various awareness programs on women and politics

S.M. Kusuma Rathnayaka

Electorate – Welimada

Age – 51 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1988

  • Secretary of branch society
  • Member of Village Committee of the D.S
  • President of women’s branch society
  • President of women’s board of authority
  • Vise secretary of Welimada electorate
  • Committee member of the all island board of authority of the party

Activities done within the party – Apart from acting in all the positions above have given support for any party activity

Activities done for the community

  • Sending women for the sewing class workshops by the internationally recognized sewing instructor, Mrs. Sita Devi
  • Providing farming equipment for 12 women
  • Giving sewing machines for women’s societies, providing 10 employment opportunities, making roads and making two stair ways from the approved money of Samurdhi Movement
  • Building multipurpose buildings and donating equipment for societies

W.M. Chandrakanthi Wijekoon

Electorate – Welimada

Age – 49 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Accounts Clerk

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1994

  • Media organizer – Woman Secretary
  • All Island – member
  • SLFP president – Women’s organization
  • President of the Badulla District board of authority

Activities done within the party

  • Working as a member of the party
  • Working as an activist in the Welimada electorate
  • Engaging in various activities for the benefit of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Giving assistance for poor families through NGO’s
  • Providing resources and knowledge for widows
  • Organizing women’s fair
  • Providing cycle loans with the help of the board of authority
  • Providing equipment for temples
  • Helping Montessori education
  • Organizing women sensitive workshops

S.A.R. Gnanawathi

Electorate – Welimada

Age – 53 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1977

  • Committee member of the board of authority
  • Was elected as a local level councilor at the 2006 local government election

Activities done within the party –

Participating in every party activity in the district in every election.

Activities done for the community – Working as a counsellor for the benefit of the community

R.M. Premalatha

Electorate – Badulla

Age – 47 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Hospital Labourer

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1982

  • President of the UPFA women’s organization of Kendagolla

Activities done within the party

  • Organizing every event and meeting of the party for 28 years
  • Currently my husband is serving as the president of the branch organization of the party
  • Contesting for Badulla provincial council in 2002
  • Eventhough I came forward for the 2006 election I didn’t get any seat because that opportunity was given to the people who came from the opposition

Activities done for the community

  • Organizing small groups in 3 GramaNiladari divisions
  • Giving donations through IRDP for small tea plantations
  • Executing social awareness programs
  • Starting water projects
  • Developing roads/ welfare activities
  • Conducting trainings on home gardening
  • Conducting trainings on exporting small crops.
  • Providing facilities for loans for self employment

Dharma Masakorala

Electorate – Badulla

Age – 59 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Social Worker

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1970

  • Have held positions in 1983 as a committee member of Badulla women’s society and in other women’s scoieties.

Activities done within the party

  • Working to get members to the party by going from house to house, have worked to get victory to the party in every election.
  • Coming forward as a candidate for local government elections

Activities done for the community

  • Have directed young people in the village towards employment (hospital laborer -5, Driver -2, Library assistant- 1)
  • Helping to get Rs.50,000 to build a shrine for Sirimalgoda School
  • Providing roofing material for several poor families with the help of the party
  • Actively involving in every social work through the village development society
  • Directing women for training programs

R.M. Geethanjali Rathnayaka

Electorate – Badulla

Age – 45 years

Education – Degree in Arts

Profession – Teaching

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1987

  • Secretary and treasurer of the women’s wing
  • President of the women’s society
  •  Secretary and treasurer of the branch society
  • Committee member of the teaching society

Activities done within the party

  • Getting 350 members from the UNP and the JVP to SLFA party during the past election period.

Activities done for the community

  • Providing a few employment opportunities
  • Providing toilet loans
  • Working to develop roads for the village

Amitha Dissanayaka

Electorate – Passara

Age – 42 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Agricultural Assistant and Production Assistant

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1996

  • Have held position in the party and in women’s societies

Activities done within the party

  • Establishing election officers in every election  period and doing campaigning
  • Distributing hand bills, protecting banners and bill boards
  • Going from house to house and campaigning

Activities done for the community

  • Providing seeds, water and other equipment relevant for farming and for the people in the estates.
  • Starting model farms, starting projects to grow ginger, mushrooms and bell pepper.
  • Establishing women’s societies and giving them trainings
  • Getting everybody’s participation for programs and doing social programs.

Chandrika Balasooriya

Electorate – Passara

Age – 44 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Agricultural Assistant and Production Assistant

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1986

  • Secretary of the branch society of Passara – Aluthwela

Activities done within the party

  • Campaigning for elections
  • Doing posters and handbills and doing work at the election offices in order to support the party

Activities done for the community

  • Establishing women’s organizations and giving suitable trainings for them. Distribution of fertilizer for farmers. Helping Tamil people to start projects.
  • Working as the secretary in the school development society, involving as the secretary of the village development society to build a road for the village.

K.M. Dharmawathi Konara

Electorate – Passara

Age – 41 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Agricultural Assistant and Production Assistant

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1992

  • Holding positions of the branch society as the president and the secretar

Activities done within the party

  • Organizing meetings to support candidates at the past elections held.
  • Establishing societies.
  • Have worked as election booth observer.

Activities done for the community

  • Reconstruction of tanks and channels.
  • Developing roads
  • Doing voluntary work
  • Providing loan and executing loan programs
  • Gathering small groups
  • Leadership training

Y.M. Sumana Yonamulla

Electorate – Passara

Age – 52 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Agrarian Development Clerk

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1994. Member.

Activities done within the party

  • Organizing meetings to win candidates and working to get victory to the party

Activities done for the community

  • Voluntary work – reconstruction of tanks and channels, road development activities, social services
  • Working to the village and holding positions as the secretary, president and the treasurer of the funeral societies, village development societies, etc.

Hetti Arachchige Mallika Peiris

Electorate – Bandarawela

Age – 52 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1990

  • Committee member of branch society, Treasurer and President

Activities done within the party

  • A vibrant active member within the party and have campaigned from the village level to  get votes for a selected candidate.

Activities done for the community

  • Providing rain water tanks
  • Getting dry ration for voluntary societies.
  • Directing towards employment
  • Working to get roofing materials for widows.

W.M. Chandralatha Wijekoon

Electorate – Haputale

Age – 36 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Farming and selling vegetables

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1994. Active Member.

Activities done within the party

  • Working as an active member in all elections
  • Advocating people on the activities done by the party
  • Looking in to the matters done through the party

Activities done for the community

  • Persuading Ministers to give drinking water facilities for villages
  • Developing damaged roads
  • Holding Jana Sabha meetings
  • Educating women on cycle loans
  • Providing resources for temples
  • Giving prominence for public work
  • Helping pre school education

 Wadhuthanthri Indira Piyadari

Electorate – Haputale

Age – 41 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1989

  • Holding positions in the branch organizations of the party

Activities done within the party

  • Advocating people on the activities of the party
  • Working for the betterment of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Providing school books and equipment  for few children
  • Assisting pre schools
  • Assisting religious places
  • Helping patients

Soma Edirisinghe

Electorate – Uva Paranagama

Age – 52 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession –  Has served as the Vice President of the Uva Paranagama local council until 2010

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

  • 1983 – UNP
  • 2009 – SLFP
  • Have worked for 20 years as a local level councilor

Activities done within the party

Have been actively involved in every activity of the party as a member, activist and a councilor.

Activities done for the community

  • As a representative of the public, has worked sensitively with regard to the issues of the public.
  • Has given support to all programs done by the women’s development Centre, Ranjan Wijerathna education Institute and by the local council,
  • Have worked as a pre school teacher with 20 years of service

Punya Buddhadasa

Electorate – Uva Paranagama

Age – 63 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession –  Have served as the president of the Uwa Paranagama local council until 2010

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1960

  • President of local council

Activities done within the party

  • Actively involved in all matters of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Developing rural roads
  • Providing sports equipment for sports societies and welfare societies
  • Helping pre schools
  • Starting two libraries and donating books
  • Providing drinking water facilities to more than 1000 families.
  • Working with everybody in the electorate with out any party difference
  • 13 years of service

D.M. Shrimathi Dissanayaka

Electorate – Ella

Age – 44 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Social Worker

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1985

  • President of the women’s wing in the area
  • President of the women’s society in the division
  • President of the branch society
  • Polling booth representative

Activities done within the party

  • Working as a polling booth representative at No. 45 Gonuwala from 18 years of age

Activities done for the community

  • Starting societies and giving experience about it
  • Making the school wall
  • Working to get water to the village
  • Working to get electricity to the village
  • Going to courts to get the road need to the village and getting it
  • Introducing NGO’s and government institutions to the village.
D.H. Pushpa Malkanthi Menike

Electorate – Soranathota

Age – 30 years

Education G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Samurdhi Development Officer

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

1993

  • Have worked as a committee member and a member of the branch society

Activities done within the party

  • Doing office work at every election
  • Going form house to house to get votes
  • Participating at political meetings and supporting the party

Activities done for the community

  • Providing infrastructure for roads and water projects under Gama Naguma projects
  • Giving toilets
  • Giving houses for widow women under Samurdhi programs
  • Building a house for a poor family
W.M. Hemalatha

Electorate – Ridimaliyadda

Age – 56 years

Education – G.C.E (O/L)

Profession – Preschool Teacher

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 2009

Activities done within the party

  • President of the Ridimaliyadha Women’s wing
  • President of the SLFP board of authority
  • Assisting in the elections held

Activities done for the community

  • Providing self employment
  • Donating equipment for pre school training
  • Nutrition programs
  • Giving public donations
  • Working as the president of the pre school society
P. Thanuja Damayanthi

Electorate – Haliela

Age – 53 years

Education – G.C.E (A/L)

Profession – Community Development Facilitator of the Gemi Diriya Project

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 2011

Activities done within the party – Actively involved in all activities of the party

Activities done for the community

  • Working in the Gami Diriya Project as a Community Development Officer for 5 years
  • Making Kandarawa road, stair way and ground
  • Developing Lunuglla Cemetry, Debeddapathana road, main road
  • Neenakele Kovil road /Karagahapathana road
  • Multi purpose buildings – Lunugalla, Udagama, udenigama, wegama, Keenakele Kovil hall
  • Starting communication centres – Ketawela, udagama, Yeni Gemis waththa
  • Drinking water projects – Dunukepotha, Ramawa, keenakele, wegama, Yeni Gemis waththa
J.A. Manjari Shanika Jayasooriya

Electorate – Passara

Age – 28 years

Education

Profession – Businesswoman

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any)

2000

  • President of the branch society of Kanahela

Activities done within the party

  • Have actively worked at every election from 2000

Activities done for the community

  • Have worked with the community as the president of the women’s society, president of the community based water project, president of the branch society, and the president of the village development society
  • Donating books to school children
  • Providing dry food for affected people
  • Providing tents for more than 20 funeral assistance societies.
K.D. Chintha Damayanthi

Electorate – Soranathota

Age – 34 years

Education – G.C.E A/L, Diploma in Management. Studying for degree.

Profession – Laboratory Assistant

Registration Year with the party and positions held (if any) – 1998

Activities done within the party

  • Is at a high level. Doing computer related work at the area organizer’s office. Involved in party activities. Has worked at the Uva Provincial Minister’s office.

Activities done for the community

  • Developing roads, providing roofing sheets, electricity, sanitation facilities, donating equipment for societies.
  • Donated chairs for Pitapola, Alugolla, Kohowila, Soranathota, Ridipatha, Elpothabada welfare societies.
  • Donated a speaker for Pitapola welfare society.