Palitha Range Bandara

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Palitha Range Bandara
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State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training
Assumed office
4 September 2015
PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Puttalam District
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1962-09-08) 8 September 1962 (age 56)
NationalitySri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political partyUnited National Party
Other political
United National Front

Palitha Range Bandara (born September 8, 1962) is a Sri Lankan politician. He is the State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resource Management and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from Anamaduwa.

Born Range Bandarage Palitha Range Bandara as the sixth child to a family of eleven children in the remote village of Karuwalagaswewa off Puttalam. He received his education at Ananda College Puttalam. He joined the Sri Lanka Police as a police constable in 1983 and served until he retired in August 24, 2000 in the grade of Sub-Inspector of Police. He claimed political victimization forcing his retirement and the National Police Commission recommended that he be promoted to the grade of Assistant Superintendent of Police from his retirement grade of Sub Inspector in December 2017.[1]

After leaving the police service, he contested the general election in 2000 and was elected to Parliament from Anamaduwa from the United National Party being the third on the preferential list. In the general election in 2001 he topped the list of preferential votes. In the following general election he was reelected to Parliament. Following the change of government in 2015, he was appointed State Minister of Power and Energy.


  • "PALITHA RANGE BANDARA". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  • "Range Bandara's wife beaten". Retrieved 19 August 2012.