Siritunga Jayasuriya

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Siritunga Jayasuriya

Siritunga Jayasuriya was a contestant in the Sri Lanka presidential election in 2005. He received 35,405 votes, 0.36% of the votes cast and came third.[1] He is a trade unionist and leader of the United Socialist Party. He was formerly a member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and later the Nava Sama Samaja Party.

In early 2007, Siritunga narrowly escaped a raid by 300 armed thugs at a place where a rally against Sri Lankan Civil War was due to take place.[2][3]

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  1. ^ 2005 Presidantial Summary, Department of Elections website
  2. ^ 'Murderous raid on Anti-War Rally in Colombo', Committee for a Workers' International website - retrieved 14/08/07
  3. ^ 'Government blamed for violent attack on anti-war rally organisers', Committee for a Workers' International website - retrieved 14/08/07

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