Sanjeeva Edirimanna has seen a meteoric rise within the SLPP. His Wikipedia page is nearly empty, and his profile on Manthri.lk shows a haphazard participation in different topics that don’t reveal a clear area of interest. His Facebook page shows him making appearances all over the Kalutara district.
Footage from meetings at Temple Trees on May 9 show him bouncing eagerly at Johnston Fernando’s side as Johnston calls for the destruction of the protest sites.
Named to the Presidential Task Force on the ‘Discussion with the Village’. The Task Force was led by Namal Rajapaksa and included notable political players, including Nimal Lanza, Dilum Amunugama, Kanchana Wijesekera, Seetha Arambepola and Tiran Alles.
Elected to Parliament. Considered a ‘new’ SLPP candidate.
Namal Rakapaksa also seems to spend a lot of time in Sanjeeva Edirimanna’s home turf - i.e.: Bulathsinhala, in Kalutara. Perhaps they are, indeed, discussing with the village.