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Sunethra Bandaranaike

Sunethra Bandaranaike

Sri Lankan politician
Sunethra Bandaranaike
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Intro Sri Lankan politician
Is Politician
From Sri Lanka
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth Colombo, Sri Lanka
Education
Somerville College
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Sunethra Bandaranaike is a Sri Lankan philanthropist and a socialite.

She is the eldest daughter of former Prime Ministers Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike and sister of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and former Speaker Anura Bandaranaike.

Educated at St Bridget's Convent, Colombo she went on to gain a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Somerville College, University of Oxford. She worked as a researcher in the Minority Rights Group and the Overseas Development Institute and held the post of Coordinating secretary to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka during her mother's tenure.

Sunethra has been married twice. Her marriage to Kumar Rupesinghe lasted four years (1972 to 1976) and her second marriage was to Udaya Nanayakkara which lasted nine years.

She currently chairs the Sunera Foundation, a NGO which works with differently abled youth and adults.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 03 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.britishcouncil.org/srilanka-arts-and-culture-gratiaen-prize-2010.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20110908091827/http://www.britishcouncil.org/srilanka-arts-and-culture-gratiaen-prize-2010.htm
http://www.worldgenweb.org/lkawgw/gen1001.html
http://www.worldgenweb.org/lkawgw/gen3060.html
http://www.sunerafoundation.org
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