Anura Kumara Dissanayaka

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Honourable
Anura Dissanayaka
MP
අනුර දිසානායක
அநுர திசாநாயக்க
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Chief Opposition Whip
Assumed office
3 September 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Preceded by W. D. J. Senewiratne
Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
Assumed office
2 February 2014
Preceded by Somawansha Amarasinghe
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kurunegala District
In office
2004–2010
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
2010–2015
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Land and Irrigation
In office
2004–2005
President Chandrika Kumaratunge
Personal details
Born Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Anura Kumara Dissanayaka
(1968-11-24) 24 November 1968 (age 48)
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna
Alma mater University of Colombo
Religion Theravada Buddhism

Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Anura Kumara Dissanayaka (Sinhala:අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක, Tamil:அநுர குமார திசாநாயக்க ) (born 24 November 1968) is a Sri Lankan politician, current Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna[1] and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He served for a time as Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Lands and Irrigation. Dissanayake was named the leader of JVP at the 7th national convention of the party, held on 2 February 2014. He was appointed as the Chief Opposition Whip of Sri Lanka in September 2015.

He was the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Land and Irrigation in the 2004 SLFP, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna joint government under President Chandrika Kumaratunge.[2]

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