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|Municipal Councillor for Moratuwa|
|Prime Minister||Sirimavo Bandaranaike |
|Secretary of the Central Organization of SLFP for Moratuwa|
|First Leader of the Opposition in Moratuwa|
|Director of Maga Neguma Emulsion|
|Sri Lanka Freedom Party Lawyer's Association|
|Assumed office |
|Provincial Council Candidate for Western Province|
Anusha Wasantha De Silva Gunasekera
March 21, 1964
Rawathawaththa , Moratuwa
|Political party||Sri Lanka Freedom Party|
|United People's Freedom Alliance|
|Spouse(s)||Nayana Nonis (m.2001)|
|Children||Dasun Gunasekera (b.2004)|
Anusha Gunasekera (අනූෂ ගුණසේකර , அனுஷா குணசேகர; born 21 March 1964) is a notable lawyer and a politician. He was a member of the Moratuwa Municipal Council from 1997 to 2005 and was the leader of the opposition from 2001 to 2005. He served for a period of 17 years as the secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party central organization in Moratuwa until his resignment in 2018 following the local authorities election although it is not yet accepted , making him still hold that position officially. He is one of the members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Lawyer's Association from 2015. He is a supporter of the incumbent president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena. He has reached to the legislature level of Politics of Sri Lanka
Early life and education
On 21 March 1964, he was born to Winston H.D.S Gunasekera ,a DRO[disambiguation needed] and a lecturer (1924-1984) and Sheila Gunasekera , music teacher (b.1928) in Rawathawatta as there second child and only son. He has an elder sister , Shakunthala Gunarathne (economic advisor in the World Bank). He received his primary education at Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa and did his O/Levels at the Royal College, Colombo and A/Levels at the Thurstan College. He became a lawyer in 1988 passing out from the Sri Lanka Law College. He is a member of the Moratuwa Sports Club as well.
After passing out in 1988, he located his office in Galle Road, Moratuwa and practices in the Moratuwa courts as a civil lawyer while he works in other courts as well such as Tissamaharama , Kegalle , Negombo , Kalutara , Panadura , Anuradhapura and Mount Lavinia. He is a Justice of Peace (JP) as well and a Attorney at Law.He is also a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL).
He is a long supporter of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and he supports for the former MP Jeewan Kumaranatunga and his daughter Malsha Kumarathunga. He has got a directorship in the Maga Neguma after the Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 2010.He supported Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015 but when the incumbent president took over the party's leadership , he is working for Maithripala Sirisena. He has a democratic view towards politics.His political policy is that he always works for the party (UPFA) irrespective who the leader is. He has also become the secretary of the SLFP Youth Organization in Moratuwa when the chief organizer was G. L. Peiris. He also was a candidate for the Sri Lankan provincial council elections, 2004 in the Western Province, Sri Lanka and was defeated with a handful of votes though he received more than 10000 votes from the Moratuwa ward. In 2005 , he stepped off from the municipal council but remained in politics.
He married Nayana Nonis (born 1973) on 25 January 2001 and gave birth to a son , Dasun Gunasekera on 7 July 2004. He shifted houses from Idama , Uswaththa and Koralawella to the permanent residence in Panadura. His son is currently schooling at Lyceum International School , Panadura in Grade 9 while Nayana is a housewife.
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