SLFP organizer for Ratnapura District
Senior Journalist Karunaratne Paranavithana has been appointed SLFP
organiser for Ratnapura District by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Paranavithana who entered politics as a student activist in 1990
joined the SLFP in 1996. Involved in the party’s policy formulation and
publicity work he contributed towards the formulation of the Mahinda
Chintana policies. He also served as editor of the party organ
‘Dinakara’ for some time.
A past pupil of St. Aloysius College Ratnapura, Paranavithana is a
graduate of the Colombo University and the Bradford University in
England. Currently he is reading for a doctorate in Political Science
from the Colombo University.
He has also held administrative posts in many institutions like the
SLBC, ANCL (Lake House) and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional
Affairs. As a journalist, political commentator and media resource
person he has a keen interest in poverty alleviation, community
development and education sectors.