Sunil Handunnetti

Sunil Handunnetti (born October 19, 1970) is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He contested the 2010 parliamentary elections under the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), which is led by former army chief Sarath Fonseka and was re-elected to Parliament from Colombo District.

Sunil Handunnetti
Member of Parliament
for National List
In office
Member of Parliament
for Colombo District
In office
Personal details
Born (1971-10-19) October 19, 1971 (age 50)
Deniyaya, Matara
NationalitySri Lankan
Political partyJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna
Other political
National People's Power
Residence(s)43/20 Nugagaha Place, Piliyandala Road, Maharagama
COPE Chairman

Entered politics by being a student in Sri Jayawardanapura University and became the Convener of the Inter University Students' Federation in 1995 and continued until 1996. Was an activity in the Socialist Students Union. Entered full-time politics in 1998 and was elected as a councilor of Colombo Municipal Council during 1998-1999 Was elected to the Central Committee of the JVP in 2000 and was appointed to the Political Bureau of the JVP in 2012 and was appointed as the Financial Secretary of the JVP. Elected to Parliament at the general election held in 2004 with the second highest number of preferential votes from Colombo District. In 2004 was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Rural Economic Affairs.


  • "SUNIL HANDUNNETTI". Directory of Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka.