During school career at St. Mary’s College, Negombo, I was politically active.
I was Hony. Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party branch at Sea Street,
Negombo.I have been the President of the Youth Organization of the Sri Lanka
Freedom Party.I was also the Hony. Secretary, Sri Lanka Freedom Party,
Central Committee, in Negombo.
In 1997, I was elected to the Negombo Municipal Council as the youngest member obtaining the second highest number of preference votes.
Due to a vacancy, in 2000, I was appointed as the Mayor of Negombo. During my tenure of fourteen (14) months as Mayor of Negombo, I succeeded in completing heretofore unprecedented number of development projects in Negombo and for that reason I was elected as the youngest ever mayor of Negombo obtaining the largest number of preference votes at the Local Government elections held in 2002.
The number of preference votes obtained by me at that election was the largest number obtained by any candidate in the whole island at the 2002 local Government elections.
At the Provincial Council election of 2004, with your blessings, I won the Negombo seat by a majority of 4000 votes, obtaining the highest number of preference votes in Negombo. I was elected to the Western Provincial Council with the fifth (5) highest number of preference votes amongst the Sri Lanka Freedom Party candidates in the Gampaha District.
Once again selected as the mayor of negombo with a preference vote of over fifteen thousand in year 2006
Once again selected as the Western Provincial Council with the 2nd highest number of preference votes(76‚156) amongst the Sri Lanka Freedom Party candidates in the Gampaha District in year 2009.Borne as a Minister of Road Development‚ Animal Production and Development‚Housing and Construction‚Fisheries and Tourism in Western Province
Again selected as the Western Provincial Council with the 2nd highest number of preference votes in the Gampaha District in year 2014.Borne as a Minister of Transport‚Sports and Youth‚ Women affairs‚Food supply and distribution‚Cooperatives‚Domestic Economic Development‚Fisheries‚ Village Development‚ Tourism‚ Investment promotion coordination and Livestock
Development in Western Province
Year 2015 selected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka as a Member of Parliament of Votes (94‚375) in Gampaha District.Selected as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs