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