Anuradha Jayaratne

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Anuradha Jayaratne

Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Kandy District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1985-12-22) December 22, 1985 (age 33)
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partySri Lanka Freedom Party
RelationsD. M. Jayaratne (father)
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo,
Trinity College, Kandy

Dissanayake Mudiyanse Anuradha Lanka Pradeep Jayaratne (born 22 December 1985) is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the current Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment and member of Parliament. He is a former member of the Central Provincial Council and is the son of the former Sri Lankan Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne.


Educated at Trinity College, Kandy and Royal College, Colombo, he gained a LLB from the University of Buckingham and completed the law exams at the Sri Lanka Law College taking oaths as an Attorney at law in 2010. He thereafter gained a LLM from the University of Colombo.

Political career[edit]

After becoming a lawyer, Anuradha went into active politics working as Private Secretary in 2010 to his father, who was the Prime Minister. In 2013, he contested the 2013 Sri Lankan provincial council election and was elected to the Central Provincial Council gaining the highest number of preferential votes yet Sarath Ekanayake was preferred over him for the post of Chief Minister.[1][2][3][4]

He contested the 2015 parliamentary election and was elected to parliament from Kandy. In September 2015, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment by President Maithripala Sirisena. The following year, August 2016 Jayarathne was appointed as the Chief Organizer of SLFP, Ududumbara, Kandy District.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Protest against appointment of CP Chief Minister". Daily News. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ "President Denies PM's Son Chief Minister post; SLFP Old Guard Unhappy". Colombo Telegraph. October 3, 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. ^ "President Rajapaksa rebukes PM's son". LankaSri. 3 October 2013. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  4. ^ "PM's son's CM post confirmed". Sri Lanka Mirror. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  5. ^ Ranil tops with over 500,000 votes in Colombo

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